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Subcutaneous clostridial infection in broilers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3021106     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A flock of 12,500 broilers 36 days of age experienced a sudden increase in mortality. Post-mortem lesions were emphysema, severe enteritis, and a serosanguineous fluid in the subcutaneous tissue of the breast and thighs; there was no evidence of a loss in the integrity of the skin. Clostridium perfringens and C. septicum were isolated from the affected subcutaneous tissue. Histopathological and serological examination indicated previous infection with infectious bursal disease virus. The subsequent immunosuppression and severe enteritis may have permitted the clostridia access to the circulatory system, with localization in the subcutaneous areas of the breast and thighs. Mortality returned to normal 48 hours after potassium penicillin G was administered via the drinking water.
C L Hofacre; J D French; R K Page; O J Fletcher
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Avian diseases     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0005-2086     ISO Abbreviation:  Avian Dis.     Publication Date:    1986 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-11-14     Completed Date:  1986-11-14     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370617     Medline TA:  Avian Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  620-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Clostridium Infections / pathology,  veterinary*
Edema / microbiology,  veterinary*
Enteritis / veterinary
Infectious bursal disease virus / analysis
Poultry Diseases / microbiology*

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