Clostridium perfringens type A myonecrosis in a horse in Korea

Cited 12 time in scopus
Metadata Downloads
Title
Clostridium perfringens type A myonecrosis in a horse in Korea
Author(s)
Yang Kyu Choi; M S Kang; H S Yoo; D Y Lee; H C Lee; D Y Kim
Bibliographic Citation
Journal of Veterinary Medical Science, vol. 65, no. 11, pp. 1245-1247
Publication Year
2003
Abstract
Acute hemorrhagic myonecrosis accompanied by severe inter- and intrafascicular edema and hemorrhage of the right gluteal area was diagnosed in a 13-year-old male thoroughbred horse. Once the muscular and fascicular changes were subsided, the horse then developed acute respiratory problem. Histologically, the lung had diffuse severe hemorrhage with mild neutrophilic infiltration. The cause of death was acute respiratory failure that is believed to occur secondary to toxaemic event. Alpha and β2 toxin secreting Clostiridum perfringens type A was isolated from the muscle and lung. The diagnosis was based on the light microscopic examination, bacterial toxinotyping and toxin genotyping from the muscular and pulmonary lesion. Also, susceptibility of the isolates to antimicrobial agents was determined.
Keyword
Clostridium perfringensEquineMyonecrosis
ISSN
0916-7250
Publisher
Japan Soc Vet Sci
DOI
http://dx.doi.org/10.1292/jvms.65.1245
Type
Article
Appears in Collections:
1. Journal Articles > Journal Articles
Files in This Item:
  • There are no files associated with this item.


Items in OpenAccess@KRIBB are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.