Sudden death of goats due to enterotoxaemia

Authors

  • Lucia Baldassi Instituto Biológico, São Paulo, SP
  • Ercilia Maria Borgueresi Calil Instituto Biológico, São Paulo, SP
  • Manuel Alberto Silva Castro Portugal Instituto Biológico, São Paulo, SP
  • Aurélia Archanja Procacci Moulin Instituto Biológico, São Paulo, SP
  • Maria Aparecida Fernandes Mourão Associação Brasileira de Caprinocultura, São Paulo, SP

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.bjvras.1994.52097

Keywords:

Enterotoxaemia, Clostridium perfringens, Goats

Abstract

An occurrence of sudden death in goats is presented. Most of the death were without symptons but some animals exhibited diarrhoea, incoordination of movements and, before their death, spelted strong cries. The isolation of anaerobic Gram-positive rod, biochemically identified as Clostridium perfringens was possible in intestines, reticulum and food samples. Filtrates of these organs revelated a termolabile and high lethal toxin when inoculated into mice. Macroscopically it was seen hemorrhages in the intestines mucosa and stomachs filled up with food. Those aspects associated to the laboratory findings led to the diagnostic of enterotoxaemia.

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Published

1995-06-02

How to Cite

Baldassi, L., Calil, E. M. B., Portugal, M. A. S. C., Moulin, A. A. P., & Mourão, M. A. F. (1995). Sudden death of goats due to enterotoxaemia. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 32(2), 109-113. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.bjvras.1994.52097

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Section

ANIMAL PATHOLOGY