Veterinaria Digital - 2/04/2017Porcine clostridiosis
Clostridium is a gram-positive bacterium that causes diseases such as porcine clostridiosis, among others. These diseases are caused by 3 Clostridium species: C. perfringens type A (necrotic enteritis with production of α and β2 toxins), C. perfringens...
Veterinaria Digital - 25/06/2016Friable liver and necrotic enteritis
The increase in seizures by friable livers at slaughterhouses is indicative of the presence of Clostridium perfringens in the intestine. Although the whole intestine is likely to be affected, the percentage of duodenum area is most affected.
Veterinaria Digital - 5/06/2016Avian clostridiosis
Clostridium is an anaerobic and heat resistant bacterium reaching the digestive tract of birds through food or litter. The existing smooth strip between the proventriculus (true stomach of birds) and mechanical stomach is a place of settlement of these...
Veterinaria Digital - 27/07/2015Avian necrotic enteritis
Necrotic enteritis causes a loss of gastrointestinal mucosa in the form of a circle about two millimeters in diameter and less than a millimeter deep to expose the layer of blood vessels of the villi. For this reason the toxins produced by Clostridium...