Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

Clostridium perfringens types A and D associated with enterotoxemia in an 18-month-old goat

Miyashiro, S.F. C. Nassar, A.Del Fava, C.D. Cabral, A.Silva, M.

Postmortem examination of a Boer buck that died peracutely revealed bowel and liver diffusely congested and edematous. Kidney was apparently edematous. Clostridium perfringens type A was isolated from bowel and type D from kidney. Microscopic examination revealed large areas of necrosis in the renal cortex and medulla (pulpy kidney disease), hyperemia and centrilobular necrosis of the liver, necrosis of the small-intestine wall, pulmonary edema and congestion, intense hyperemia of the cerebellum, hyperemia and edema of the brain.

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