Acta Veterinaria Hungarica


Detection of Helicobacter candidatus suis by pcr in oesophagogastric ulcers of swine in Italy

Appino et al. (2006). Acta Veterinaria Hungarica 54 (4)
The aim of this study was to evaluate by PCR the presence of Helicobacter spp. in gastric mucus from the fundic region of the stomach and to investigate its role in oesophagogastric ulcers in swine bred and regularly slaughtered in Piedmont (Northern Italy). Stomachs from 595 regularly slaughtered swine were subjected to gross pathological examination in order to evaluate the presence of gastric ulcers (revealed in 75 cases, 12.6%). Histopathological examination was performed to better character