AccuPower® Lawsonia PCR Kit is a ready-to-use premix for PCR that can be used to detect the infection of Lawsonia intracellularis (L. intracellularis).
※ This kit is for research use only and must not be used for diagnostic purposes.
L. intracellularis is an anaerobic bacterium. It is the causative agent of Porcine proliferative enteropathy and mainly infects the mucous membrane of the small intestine of pigs aged 6 to 20 weeks. Since its outbreak in 1995, it has been continuously damaging pig farms. The bacteria are spread through infected pig feces, contaminated feed, etc. Symptoms include an reduction in weight gain, eventually causing death and ultimately leading to economic loss to farmers. As it is difficult to culture the bacteria, PCR is performed to amplify the gene for the diagnosis, even with a trace amount.