Necrotizing hepatitis associated with Clostridium novyi in a pony in western Canada

Jennifer L. Davies, Francisco A Uzal, Ashley E. Whitehead

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Abstract

Severe icterus, peritoneal effusion, localized fibrinous peritonitis, and necrotizing hepatitis were found at necropsy of a 20-year-old female pony with a history of acute onset depression, inappétence, fever, and marked elevation in hepatic enzymes. Gross pathology, histopathology, and immunohistochemistry were compatible with a diagnosis of clostridial hepatitis caused by Clostridium novyi-gcouip bacteria. This is believed to be the first reported case of clostridial hepatitis in an equid in Canada, and only the third report of this rare disease in North America.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)285-288
Number of pages4
JournalCanadian Veterinary Journal
Volume58
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2017

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  • veterinary(all)

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