Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Faculty of Agriculture, Yamaguchi University, Japan.
SourceMicrobios 1990; 64(260-261)
Clostridium perfingens was isolated from four of 29 healthy foals and from all twelve foals with gastrointestinal diseases. The range of viable counts of C. perfringens in the faeces was 10(1)-10(5)/g and in the intestinal specimens 10(1)-10(7)/g. Of 41 isolates of C. perfringens, 37 were considered to be type A. Enterotoxin of the organism was demonstrated in the intestinal contents of five of eight foals with enteric diseases. These findings suggested that C. perfringens is a likely pathogen of foal intestinal diseases.
MeshAnimalsClostridium InfectionsClostridium perfringensFecesGastrointestinal DiseasesHorse DiseasesHorsesIntestines
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