A Decostere

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Affiliation: Ghent University
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. pmc Columnaris disease in fish: a review with emphasis on bacterium-host interactions
    Annelies Maria Declercq
    Department of Morphology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium
    Vet Res 44:27. 2013
  2. pmc Influence of systemic fluoroquinolone administration on the presence of Pasteurella multocida in the upper respiratory tract of clinically healthy calves
    Boudewijn Catry
    Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics and Herd Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Salisburylaan, 133, Ghent University, 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Acta Vet Scand 50:36. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Piscine mycobacteriosis: a literature review covering the agent and the disease it causes in fish and humans
    A Decostere
    Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Poultry Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, B 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Vet Microbiol 99:159-66. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Helicobacter equorum sp. nov., a urease-negative Helicobacter species isolated from horse faeces
    H Moyaert
    Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Avian Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, B 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 57:213-8. 2007
  5. doi request reprint Isolation and characterization of Helicobacter suis sp. nov. from pig stomachs
    M Baele
    Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Avian Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, B 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 58:1350-8. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Helicobacter baculiformis sp. nov., isolated from feline stomach mucosa
    M Baele
    Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Avian Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, B 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 58:357-64. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Helicobacter cynogastricus sp. nov., isolated from the canine gastric mucosa
    K Van den Bulck
    Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Poultry Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, B 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 56:1559-64. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and mechanism of resistance against macrolides and lincosamides in Streptococcus suis isolates
    A Martel
    Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Poultry Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, B 9820, Merelbeke, Belgium
    Vet Microbiol 83:287-97. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint Acute in vivo interactions of Helicobacter equorum with its equine host
    H Moyaert
    Department of Pathology, Reproduction and Herd Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, B 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Equine Vet J 39:370-2. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Identification of enterococcal, streptococcal and Weissella species in the faecal flora of individually owned dogs
    E M Graef
    Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Poultry Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium
    J Appl Microbiol 99:348-53. 2005

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  1. pmc Columnaris disease in fish: a review with emphasis on bacterium-host interactions
    Annelies Maria Declercq
    Department of Morphology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium
    Vet Res 44:27. 2013
    ..Besides elaborating on the agent and the disease it causes, this review aims to summarize these pathogenesis data emphasizing the areas meriting further investigation...
  2. pmc Influence of systemic fluoroquinolone administration on the presence of Pasteurella multocida in the upper respiratory tract of clinically healthy calves
    Boudewijn Catry
    Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics and Herd Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Salisburylaan, 133, Ghent University, 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Acta Vet Scand 50:36. 2008
    ..7 and 129.8, respectively. Remarkably, the respiratory pathogen Arcanobacterium pyogenes became the predominant recovered organism in the nasopharynx of one animal following enrofloxacin therapy throughout the remaining of the experiment...
  3. ncbi request reprint Piscine mycobacteriosis: a literature review covering the agent and the disease it causes in fish and humans
    A Decostere
    Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Poultry Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, B 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Vet Microbiol 99:159-66. 2004
    ..Especially fish handlers and aquarium hobbyists are infected and the disease is mostly confined to the superficial, cooler body tissues, most often the extremities. Dissemination is apparently rare but has been reported...
  4. ncbi request reprint Helicobacter equorum sp. nov., a urease-negative Helicobacter species isolated from horse faeces
    H Moyaert
    Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Avian Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, B 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 57:213-8. 2007
    ..On the basis of these genetic, biochemical and protein data, the isolates are classified as representing a novel species, for which the name Helicobacter equorum sp. nov. is proposed (type strain EqF1T=LMG 23362T=CCUG 52199T)...
  5. doi request reprint Isolation and characterization of Helicobacter suis sp. nov. from pig stomachs
    M Baele
    Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Avian Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, B 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 58:1350-8. 2008
    ..suis' from pigs. The name Helicobacter suis sp. nov. is proposed for the novel isolates with the type strain HS1(T) (=LMG 23995(T)=DSM 19735(T))...
  6. doi request reprint Helicobacter baculiformis sp. nov., isolated from feline stomach mucosa
    M Baele
    Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Avian Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, B 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 58:357-64. 2008
    ..salomonis, H. cynogastricus and 'Ca. H. heilmannii'. It is thus proposed that strain M50(T) (=LMG 23839(T)=CCUG 53816(T)) represents a novel species within this genus, for which the name Helicobacter baculiformis sp. nov. is proposed...
  7. ncbi request reprint Helicobacter cynogastricus sp. nov., isolated from the canine gastric mucosa
    K Van den Bulck
    Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Poultry Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, B 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 56:1559-64. 2006
    ..felis, H. bizzozeronii, H. salomonis and "Candidatus Helicobacter heilmannii". It is thus proposed that strain JKM4(T) (=LMG 23188(T)) represents a novel species within this genus, Helicobacter cynogastricus sp. nov...
  8. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and mechanism of resistance against macrolides and lincosamides in Streptococcus suis isolates
    A Martel
    Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Poultry Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, B 9820, Merelbeke, Belgium
    Vet Microbiol 83:287-97. 2001
    ..pneumoniae and three of the S. pyogenes isolates. This study demonstrates that resistance against macrolides, lincosamides and streptogramin B is widespread in S. suis and mediated by ribosome methylation, encoded by the ermB gene...
  9. ncbi request reprint Acute in vivo interactions of Helicobacter equorum with its equine host
    H Moyaert
    Department of Pathology, Reproduction and Herd Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, B 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Equine Vet J 39:370-2. 2007
    ..An experimental infection in horses was therefore carried out...
  10. ncbi request reprint Identification of enterococcal, streptococcal and Weissella species in the faecal flora of individually owned dogs
    E M Graef
    Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Poultry Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium
    J Appl Microbiol 99:348-53. 2005
    ..To improve the limited information on the composition of the faecal Gram-positive coccal flora of healthy dogs by the use of a molecular identification method...
  11. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and mechanism of resistance against macrolides, lincosamides, and streptogramins among Enterococcus faecium isolates from food-producing animals and hospital patients in Belgium
    E M De Graef
    Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Poultry Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, B 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Microb Drug Resist 13:135-41. 2007
    ..This study demonstrates that streptogramin resistance is frequently present in strains from hospitalized patients and food-producing animals, but the genetic basis hitherto mostly remains obscure...
  12. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of 'Candidatus Helicobacter suis' in pigs of different ages
    A Hellemans
    Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Avian Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, B 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Vet Rec 161:189-92. 2007
    ..The agreement between the results obtained with the pcr test and the urease test was very good for some age groups and sampling sites, but poor for other age groups and sampling sites...
  13. ncbi request reprint Protein variability among Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae isolates
    D Calus
    Laboratory of Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, B 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Vet Microbiol 120:284-91. 2007
    ..The minor differences found between M. hyopneumoniae isolates from the same herd might reflect the organism's ability to alter its proteomic expression profile under field conditions...
  14. pmc In vitro antimicrobial susceptibility testing of Helicobacter felis, H. bizzozeronii, and H. salomonis
    K Van den Bulck
    Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Poultry Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, B 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 49:2997-3000. 2005
    ..Higher MICs were obtained for lincomycin (up to 8 microg/ml) and spectinomycin (up to 4 microg/ml). Two H. felis strains showed a MIC of 16 microg/ml for metronidazole, suggesting acquired resistance to this antimicrobial agent...
  15. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of Helicobacter equorum in faecal samples from horses and humans
    H Moyaert
    Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Avian Diseases, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, B 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Vet Microbiol 121:378-83. 2007
    ..equorum in horses may be influenced by the health status of the investigated horse population and/or by antimicrobial treatment. We may additionally assume that this micro-organism does not commonly infect humans...
  16. ncbi request reprint Resistance mechanism against fluoroquinolones in Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae field isolates
    J Vicca
    Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics and Herd Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Microb Drug Resist 13:166-70. 2007
    ..This is the first description of the mechanism of stepwise resistance against fluoroquinolones in M. hyopneumoniae...
  17. ncbi request reprint The association of Flavobacterium columnare strains of high and low virulence with gill tissue of black mollies (Poecilia sphenops)
    A Decostere
    Laboratory of Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Gent, Merelbeke, Belgium
    Vet Microbiol 67:287-98. 1999
    ..These results indicate that adhesion of F. columnare to the gill tissue constitutes an important step in pathogenesis...
  18. ncbi request reprint Detection of tetracycline-resistant and susceptible pasteurellaceae in the nasopharynx of loose group-housed calves
    B Catry
    Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics and Herd Health, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium
    Vet Res Commun 30:707-15. 2006
    ..multocida isolates from fatal cases of bovine respiratory disease is related to the presence of minor tetracycline-resistance subpopulations within this species...
  19. ncbi request reprint The inflammatory response in the mouse stomach to Helicobacter bizzozeronii, Helicobacter salomonis and two Helicobacter felis Strains
    M de Bock
    Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Avian Diseases, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    J Comp Pathol 133:83-91. 2005
    ..H. bizzozeronii differed from the two H. felis strains in producing less striking pathological changes in mice. Of the two H. felis strains, ATCC 49179 produced the more severe inflammatory changes in SJL mice...
  20. doi request reprint In vitro markers for virulence in Yersinia ruckeri
    E Tobback
    Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Avian Diseases, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium
    J Fish Dis 33:197-209. 2010
    ..Analysis of the susceptibility to the bactericidal effect of rainbow trout serum demonstrated that virulent Y. ruckeri strains were serum resistant, whereas non-virulent strains were generally serum sensitive...
  21. ncbi request reprint Phenotypic and genetic characterization of resistance against macrolides and lincosamides in Streptococcus gallolyticus strains isolated from pigeons and humans
    A Kimpe
    Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Poultry Diseases, Ghent University, B 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Microb Drug Resist 9:S35-8. 2003
    ..The sequence of the erm(B) gene of the remaining strains differed in one to five nucleotides. These findings could indicate a possible exchange of resistance genes between human and pigeon strains...
  22. doi request reprint Interactions of virulent and avirulent Yersinia ruckeri strains with isolated gill arches and intestinal explants of rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss
    E Tobback
    Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Avian Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Dis Aquat Organ 90:175-9. 2010
    ..Virulent and avirulent Y ruckeri isolates appeared to adhere to and invade both tissues without significant differences. For the first time, the gill and gut perfusion models are shown to be suitable to study bacterial invasiveness...
  23. ncbi request reprint Macrolide and lincosamide resistance in the gram-positive nasal and tonsillar flora of pigs
    A Martel
    Department of Pathology, Bacteriology, and Poultry Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, B 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Microb Drug Resist 9:293-7. 2003
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  24. ncbi request reprint Protective immunization against "Candidatus Helicobacter suis" with heterologous antigens of H. pylori and H. felis
    A Hellemans
    Laboratory of Pathology, Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Avian Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Vaccine 24:2469-76. 2006
    ..Since PCR on stomach tissue samples at 16 weeks after challenge infection could still detect "Candidatus H. suis DNA" in all immunisation-challenge groups, complete clearance of challenge bacteria was not achieved...
  25. ncbi request reprint Experimental infection of pigs with 'Candidatus Helicobacter suis'
    A Hellemans
    Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Avian Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Belgium
    Vet Res Commun 31:385-95. 2007
    ..No apparent inflammation of the fundic stomach region was detected in the infected animals. A clear link between 'Candidatus Helicobacter suis' and pars oesophageal lesions could not be found...
  26. ncbi request reprint High prevalence of tetracycline resistance in Enterococcus isolates from broilers carrying the erm(B) gene
    K Cauwerts
    Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Avian Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, Merelbeke, Belgium
    Avian Pathol 36:395-9. 2007
    ..The use of tetracyclines in poultry may therefore co-select for resistance to MLS(B) antibiotics, which may be important as alternative therapy for enterococcal infections in humans...
  27. ncbi request reprint An unusual Actinobacillus equuli strain isolated from a rabbit with Tyzzer's disease
    H Moyaert
    Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Avian Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, B 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Vet Microbiol 124:184-6. 2007
    ..equuli subsp. haemolyticus biovar 1. However, the aqxA gene, characteristic for haemolytic A. equuli strains, was not detected by PCR...
  28. ncbi request reprint The effect of Helicobacter felis and Helicobacter bizzozeronii on the gastric mucosa in Mongolian gerbils: a sequential pathological study
    M de Bock
    Departments of Pathology, Bacteriology and Avian Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Ghent University, Belgium
    J Comp Pathol 135:226-36. 2006
    ..The mechanism by which H. felis induces PC necrosis and apoptosis remains unclear. The observed flagellar contact and NF-kappaB activation may play an important role in H. felis-associated inflammation...
  29. ncbi request reprint First report of Helicobacter pullorum in the faeces of a diarrhoeic psittacine bird (Psephotus haematogaster)
    L Ceelen
    Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Avian Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Vet Rec 159:389-90. 2006
  30. ncbi request reprint Low frequency of Helicobacter species in the stomachs of experimental rabbits
    K Van den Bulck
    Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Poultry Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Lab Anim 40:282-7. 2006
    ....
  31. pmc Evaluation of antibiotic treatment against "Candidatus Helicobacter suis" in a mouse model
    A Hellemans
    Laboratory of Pathology, Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Avian Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 49:4530-5. 2005
    ..The in vivo mouse model infected with "Candidatus Helicobacter suis" will be useful for further screening of potential therapeutic regimens...
  32. doi request reprint Route of entry and tissue distribution of Yersinia ruckeri in experimentally infected rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss
    E Tobback
    Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Avian Diseases, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Dis Aquat Organ 84:219-28. 2009
    ..These findings indicate that gills may be an important site of entry and that Y. ruckeri virulence is related to immune evasion...
  33. ncbi request reprint Cloacal Lactobacillus isolates from broilers show high prevalence of resistance towards macrolide and lincosamide antibiotics
    K Cauwerts
    Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Avian Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, B9820, Merelbeke, Belgium
    Avian Pathol 35:160-4. 2006
    ..More than one-half of the macrolide and/or lincosamide resistant strains carried an erm(B), erm(C), mef(A), lnu(A) gene or a combination of these genes...
  34. ncbi request reprint Comparison and transferability of the erm (B) genes between human and farm animal streptococci
    A Martel
    Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Poultry Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium
    Microb Drug Resist 11:295-302. 2005
    ..suis to human streptococci and vice versa is possible, but probably occurs at a low frequency...
  35. ncbi request reprint Cloacal Lactobacillus isolates from broilers often display resistance toward tetracycline antibiotics
    K Cauwerts
    Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Avian Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium
    Microb Drug Resist 12:284-8. 2006
    ..Our findings strengthen the evidence of intestinal Lactobacillus species acting as a pool of antimicrobial resistance genes urging the need for prudent use of tetracycline antibiotics in poultry production...
  36. ncbi request reprint Acquired antimicrobial resistance in the intestinal microbiota of diverse cat populations
    H Moyaert
    Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Poultry Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, B 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Res Vet Sci 81:1-7. 2006
    ..It is obvious that the flora of healthy cats may act as a reservoir of resistance genes...
  37. ncbi request reprint Distribution of the erm (B) gene, tetracycline resistance genes, and Tn1545-like transposons in macrolide- and lincosamide-resistant enterococci from pigs and humans
    E De Leener
    Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Poultry Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, B 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Microb Drug Resist 10:341-5. 2004
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Association of Streptococcus gallolyticus strains of high and low virulence with the intestinal tract of pigeons
    A Kimpe
    Department of Pathology, Bacteriology, and Poultry Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, B 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Avian Dis 47:559-65. 2003
    ..No significant differences in the number of adhered bacteria were found between the strains of high and low virulence...
  39. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic resistance among fecal indicator bacteria from healthy individually owned and kennel dogs
    E M De Graef
    Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Poultry Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, B 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Microb Drug Resist 10:65-9. 2004
    ..This study demonstrates that resistance percentages may fluctuate with the choice of dog population. The observed antimicrobial resistance percentages indicate that the flora of healthy dogs may act as a reservoir of resistance genes...
  40. doi request reprint Antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of Flavobacterium columnare isolates collected worldwide from 17 fish species
    A M Declercq
    Department of Morphology, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium
    J Fish Dis 36:45-55. 2013
    ..These data might indicate less prudent use of antimicrobials especially in ornamental fish species...
  41. ncbi request reprint Interactions of highly and low virulent Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae isolates with the respiratory tract of pigs
    T Meyns
    Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics and Herd Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, B 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Vet Microbiol 120:87-95. 2007
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint First report on the occurrence of 'Helicobacter heilmannii' in the stomach of rabbits
    K Van den Bulck
    Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Avian Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Vet Res Commun 29:271-9. 2005
    ..In view of the fact that H. felis and H. salomonis are put forward as having zoonotic potential, further research is necessary to investigate the implications of these findings not only for the rabbit but also for human health...
  43. pmc Molecular analysis of human, porcine, and poultry Enterococcus faecium isolates and their erm(B) genes
    E De Leener
    Department of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, B 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Appl Environ Microbiol 71:2766-70. 2005
    ..This may suggest that horizontal exchange of the erm(B) gene between animal and human E. faecium strains or the existence of a common reservoir of erm(B) genes might be more important than direct transmission of resistant strains...
  44. ncbi request reprint Presence of macrolide resistance genes in streptococci and enterococci isolated from pigs and pork carcasses
    A Martel
    Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Poultry Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, B 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Int J Food Microbiol 84:27-32. 2003
    ..This phenotype was most often encoded by the ermB gene. A minority of the strains showed the M phenotype encoded by the mefA gene in streptococci, or the L or ML phenotype...
  45. ncbi request reprint Susceptibility of Clostridium perfringens strains from broiler chickens to antibiotics and anticoccidials
    A Martel
    Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Avian Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium
    Avian Pathol 33:3-7. 2004
    ..Compared with a similar investigation carried out in 1980, an increase was seen in resistance percentages with lincomycin (63% against 49%) and a slight decrease with tetracycline (66% against 74%)...
  46. ncbi request reprint Effect of Flavobacterium psychrophilum strains and their metabolites on the oxidative activity of rainbow trout oncorhynchus mykiss phagocytes
    M Lammens
    Laboratory of Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Gent, Merelbeke, Belgium
    Dis Aquat Organ 41:173-9. 2000
    ..This extra peak disappeared following heat treatment of the trout serum and the rabbit anti-F. psychrophilum serum, pointing towards the involvement of heat labile complement in opsonisation...
  47. ncbi request reprint Flavobacterium columnare infections in fish: the agent and its adhesion to the gill tissue
    A Decostere
    Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Poultry Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, B 9820 Merelbeke
    Verh K Acad Geneeskd Belg 64:421-30. 2002
    ..Columnaris disease may also be opposed by ensuring good management practices eliciting adequate environmental circumstances...
  48. pmc Multiplex PCR assay for differentiation of Helicobacter felis, H. bizzozeronii, and H. salomonis
    M Baele
    Department of Pathology, Bacteriology, and Avian Diseases, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium
    J Clin Microbiol 42:1115-22. 2004
    ....
  49. ncbi request reprint Yersinia ruckeri infections in salmonid fish
    E Tobback
    Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Avian Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium
    J Fish Dis 30:257-68. 2007
    ..The possibility of the presence of similar virulence markers and/or pathogenic mechanisms between the Yersinia species which elicit disease in humans and Y. ruckeri is also examined...
  50. ncbi request reprint Isolation of Listeria ivanovii from a septicaemic chinchilla (Chinchilla lanigera)
    A Kimpe
    Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Poultry Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, B 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Vet Rec 154:791-2. 2004
  51. ncbi request reprint Flavobacterium psychrophilum infections in salmonid fish
    A Nematollahi
    Laboratory of Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology, Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Avian Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium
    J Fish Dis 26:563-74. 2003
    ..This literature review discusses the agent and the disease it causes, with emphasis on the bacterium-host interactions...
  52. doi request reprint Luminal uptake of Vibrio (Listonella) anguillarum by shed enterocytes--a novel early defence strategy in larval fish
    A Rekecki
    Department of Morphology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium
    J Fish Dis 36:419-26. 2013
    ..We put forward the hypothesis that MVs are important in the pathogenesis of V. anguillarum in sea bass larvae...
  53. ncbi request reprint B and T cell suppression in an Arabian horse with Rhodococcus equi infection
    F Verdonck
    Laboratory of Veterinary Immunology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, B 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Vet Rec 154:149-50. 2004
  54. ncbi request reprint An alternative model to study the association of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss L.) pathogens with the gill tissue
    A Decostere
    Laboratory of Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, B 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Lab Anim 36:396-402. 2002
    ..The trout gill perfusion model leads effectively to a reduction in the number of experimental animals to be used and also involves an elimination of pain and/or suffering, which is as good as complete...
  55. ncbi request reprint Bergeyella (Weeksella) zoohelcum associated with respiratory disease in a cat
    A Decostere
    Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Poultry Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium
    Vet Rec 151:392. 2002
  56. ncbi request reprint First report on Cryptococcus laurentii associated with feather loss in a glossy starling (Lamprotornis chalybaeus)
    A Decostere
    Department of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Ghent University Salisburyaan 133 B9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Avian Pathol 32:309-11. 2003
    ..The feathers had a greasy appearance and disseminated a musty odour. Treatment was installed with fluconazole in the drinking water. One month following the onset of treatment, the condition of the plumage had markedly improved...
  57. ncbi request reprint Bacteriological and mycological findings, and in vitro antibiotic sensitivity of pathogenic staphylococci in equine skin infections
    K Chiers
    Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Poultry Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, B 9820, Merelbeke, Belgium
    Vet Rec 152:138-41. 2003
  58. ncbi request reprint Fatal meningitis in a calf caused by Mannheimia varigena
    B Catry
    Department of Obstetrics, Reproduction and Herd Health, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, BE 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Res Vet Sci 77:187-8. 2004
    ..Species identification of the bacterium was done by phenotyping and molecularly confirmed by tDNA-PCR. Standard bacteriological examination might fail to differentiate species belonging to the genus Mannheimia...
  59. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of antimicrobial resistance among pigeon isolates of Streptococcus gallolyticus, Escherichia coli and Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium
    A Kimpe
    Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Poultry Diseases, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, B 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Avian Pathol 31:393-7. 2002
    ..Resistance to trimethoprim, aminoglycosides and fluoroquinolone ranked next. In contrast to the S. gallolyticus and E. coli strains, the S. enterica strains were susceptible to all the antimicrobials tested...
  60. ncbi request reprint Flavobacterium columnare (Flexibacter columnaris) associated with severe gill necrosis in koi carp (Cyprinus carpio L)
    A Decostere
    Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Avian Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium
    Vet Rec 150:694-5. 2002
  61. doi request reprint Characterization of virulence properties of Listeria monocytogenes serotype 4b strains of different origins
    H Werbrouck
    Flemish Government, Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research, Unit Technology and Food, Melle, Belgium
    Zoonoses Public Health 55:242-8. 2008
    ..No clear correlation between the origin and the obtained data could be made. However, these results confirm the existence of heterogeneity in virulence potential of L. monocytogenes serotype 4b strains...
  62. pmc Geno- and phenotypic diversity of avian isolates of Streptococcus gallolyticus subsp. gallolyticus (Streptococcus bovis) and associated diagnostic problems
    M S Chadfield
    The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Stigbøjlen 4, DK 1870 Frederiksberg C, Denmark
    J Clin Microbiol 45:822-7. 2007
    ..gallolyticus subsp. gallolyticus. However, these investigations also demonstrated a clear heterogeneity with pigeon isolates...