Enteric infection of swine with Clostridium perfringens types A and C
J. Glenn Songer, PhD; Robert D. Glock, DVM, PhD
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Hemorrhagic necrotic enteritis in piglets, induced by Clostridiumperfringens type C, is a well-known disease syndrome that remains aproblem in spite of long-term availability of inexpensive, generally-effectivetoxoids. Type A infections are now recognized with increasing frequencyin neonatal and weaned pigs, and approaches to diagnosis and prophylaxis are both different and more complex than those for type C infections. Careful documentation of the clostridial etiology of these cases, including exclusion of other enteric pathogens, can provide the basis for effective strategies for prevention and control.
Keywords: diagnosis, Clostridium perfringens, enteric infection
Cite as: Songer JG, Glock RD. Enteric infection of swine with Clostridium perfringens types A and C. J Swine Health Prod 1998;6(5):223-225.
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