Brachyspira

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Brachyspira

(brā″kē-spī′ră) [″ + spir(ochete)]
A genus of spirochete that occasionally colonizes the lower gastrointestinal tract. It causes dysentery in animals such as dogs or pigs and has been identified as a cause of human disease, e.g., abdominal cramping, diarrhea, and rectal bleeding.
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en aves de corral, la espiroquetosis intestinal aviar (EIA) se caracteriza por signos como disminucion en la produccion de huevos, y diarrea o heces humedas (3, 4, 5) y es ocasionada por una o mas Brachyspira spp., pero se destacan Brachyspira intermedia y Brachyspira pilosicoli (6).
Development of a two-step nested duplex PCR assay for the rapid detection of Brachyspira pilosicoli and Brachyspira intermedia in chicken faeces.
Antimicrobial susceptibility testing of Brachyspira intermedia and Brachyspira pilosicoli isolates from Australian chickens.