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    Isolation of Clostridium perfringens from foals.

    Authors
    Kanoe M, Inoue S, Abe T, et al. 
    Institution

    Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Faculty of Agriculture, Yamaguchi University, Japan.

    Source
    Microbios 1990; 64(260-261) :153-8.
    Abstract

    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.

    Mesh
    Animals
    Clostridium Infections
    Clostridium perfringens
    Feces
    Gastrointestinal Diseases
    Horse Diseases
    Horses
    Intestines
    Language

    eng

    Pub Type(s)
    Journal Article Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
    PubMed ID

    2084493

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