Aislamiento de Clostridium perfringens tipo D en un ternero lactante afectado con abomasitis ulcerativa

Translated title of the contribution: Isolation of Clostridium perfringens type D from a suckling calve with ulcerative abomasitis

R. A. Assis, F. C F Lobato, E. J. Facury Filho, Francisco A Uzal, F. J F Santana, L. D. Dias, P. M. Parreiras

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Abstract

An outbreak of ulcerative abomasitis in suckling calves associated with Clostridium perfrigens type D infection is described. Six two-week old Holstein calves died after showing loss of appetite and lethargy. Other animals had died in similar circumstances during the previous six months. At necropsy, the abomasum was severely distended with dark fluid and the mucosa was oedematous and covered with many millimetric ulcers, while the serous surface of this organ was covered with fibrin. Several irregular black areas of infarcts were observed in the cecum of one animal. Histologically, the abomasal mucosa showed ulcers and haemorrhage, while the submucosa showed severe oedema and infiltration of neutrophils, lymphocytes and plasma cells. Short, thick, non-sporulated Gram positive rods were observed on smears of abomasal mucosa. C. perfringens type D was isolated from the abomasal mucosa. Low immunity and stress could have contributed to the pathogenesis of the lesions described.

Translated title of the contributionIsolation of Clostridium perfringens type D from a suckling calve with ulcerative abomasitis
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)287-292
Number of pages6
JournalArchivos de Medicina Veterinaria
Volume34
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Calves
  • Clostridium perfringens type D
  • Ulcerative abomasitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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    Assis, R. A., Lobato, F. C. F., Facury Filho, E. J., Uzal, F. A., Santana, F. J. F., Dias, L. D., & Parreiras, P. M. (2002). Aislamiento de Clostridium perfringens tipo D en un ternero lactante afectado con abomasitis ulcerativa. Archivos de Medicina Veterinaria, 34(2), 287-292.