Outbreak of clostridial myocarditis in calves

Francisco A Uzal, M. Paramidani, R. Assis, W. Morris, M. F. Miyakawa

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Abstract

This paper describes the epidemiological and pathological features of an outbreak of clostridial myocarditis in calves due to Clostridium chauvoei. Four of seven two-month-old Hereford calves died in the course of a week. Their gross postmortem lesions were similar and consisted of irregular dark red areas of myocardial necrosis through the full thickness of the atrial and ventricular mycoardium. No lesion were observed in skeletal muscle. The heart muscle had extensive multifocal areas of acute coagulative necrosis. The diagnosis was confirmed by a fluorescent antibody technique on tissue smears, by a streptavidin-biotin technique on formlin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissues, and by a PCR technique specific for the 16S rRNA of C chauvoei.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)134-136
Number of pages3
JournalVeterinary Record
Volume152
Issue number5
StatePublished - Feb 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

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myocarditis
Myocarditis
lesions (animal)
Disease Outbreaks
Clostridium chauvoei
necrosis
Necrosis
calves
streptavidin
Streptavidin
Hereford
biotin
Biotin
Paraffin
alkanes
fluorescent antibody technique
Fluorescent Antibody Technique
skeletal muscle
Myocardium
Skeletal Muscle

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Uzal, F. A., Paramidani, M., Assis, R., Morris, W., & Miyakawa, M. F. (2003). Outbreak of clostridial myocarditis in calves. Veterinary Record, 152(5), 134-136.

Outbreak of clostridial myocarditis in calves. / Uzal, Francisco A; Paramidani, M.; Assis, R.; Morris, W.; Miyakawa, M. F.

In: Veterinary Record, Vol. 152, No. 5, 01.02.2003, p. 134-136.

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Uzal, FA, Paramidani, M, Assis, R, Morris, W & Miyakawa, MF 2003, 'Outbreak of clostridial myocarditis in calves', Veterinary Record, vol. 152, no. 5, pp. 134-136.
Uzal FA, Paramidani M, Assis R, Morris W, Miyakawa MF. Outbreak of clostridial myocarditis in calves. Veterinary Record. 2003 Feb 1;152(5):134-136.
Uzal, Francisco A ; Paramidani, M. ; Assis, R. ; Morris, W. ; Miyakawa, M. F. / Outbreak of clostridial myocarditis in calves. In: Veterinary Record. 2003 ; Vol. 152, No. 5. pp. 134-136.
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