Isolation of a clonal population of Clostridium perfringens type A from a Belgian Blue calf with abomasal ulceration

F Van Immerseel, B Pardon, S Maes, M Heyndrickx, L Timbermont, F Boyen, F Haesebrouck, R Ducatelle, P Deprez

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    A case of abomasal ulceration in a 3-month-old Belgian Blue calf is described. Microscopical examination revealed the ulcers to be demarcated by a band of neutrophilic inflammation that separated underlying healthy tissue from the superficial fibrinous necrotic material in which bacteria were present. Clostridium perfringens type A was isolated from multiple ulcers and from the intestinal contents of the animal and pulsed field gel electrophoresis confirmed that the isolates comprised a genetically clonal population.
    TaalEngels
    TijdschriftJournal of Comparative Pathology
    Volume143
    Exemplaarnummer4
    Pagina's (van-tot)289-93
    Aantal pagina's5
    DOI's
    StatusGepubliceerd - 2010

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