Lawsonia intracellularis

Diagnostic spectrum

General information

Horse

Lawsonia intracellularis causes a proliferative enteropathy in foals associated with marked hypoproteinemia.

Pig

Porcine proliferative enteropathy (PPE) is caused by an infection with Lawsonia intracellularis, an intracellular bacterium. Diseased animals can suffer from diarrhoea retarded growth.