Malignant oedema associated with blood-sampling in sheep

W. E. Morris, Francisco A Uzal, F. R. Fattorini, H. Terzolo

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Malignant oedema is a fatal disease of several animal species, produced by one or more members of the Clostridium genus. We report here a case of malignant oedema in a 1-year-old Friesian sheep after a blood sample was collected from the jugular vein. Clostridium septicum and Clostridium sordellii were isolated from the lesions and also demonstrated by a fluorescent antibody test. This report stresses the need for maintaining a clean environment for animals and for strict hygienic measures during procedures that generate wounds, together with immunity acquired by proper vaccination, for prevention of malignant oedema.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)280-281
Number of pages2
JournalAustralian Veterinary Journal
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2002

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  • veterinary(all)

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    Morris, W. E., Uzal, F. A., Fattorini, F. R., & Terzolo, H. (2002). Malignant oedema associated with blood-sampling in sheep. Australian Veterinary Journal, 80(5), 280-281.