Clostridial diseases in farm animals: 1. Enterotoxaemias and other alimentary tract infections

Arthur Otter, Francisco A. Uzal

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Abstract

Background: Clostridium species produce toxins that go on to produce a range of diseases in farm animals. Most of the animal diseases caused by clostridia are economically significant and there are vaccines available to protect animals against those that are most prevalent. Aim of the article: This article, the first in a two-part series on clostridial diseases in farm animals, reviews clostridial enterotoxaemias caused by Clostridium perfringens, and other alimentary tract infections. The second part, which will be published in a subsequent issue of In Practice, will discuss the range of histotoxic and neurotoxic clostridial diseases that are recognised in farm animals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-232
Number of pages14
JournalIn Practice
Volume42
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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