CLOSTRIDIUM PERFRINGENS TYPE B ENTEROTOXAEMIA IN A KENYAN CAMEL
Journal Year: 2007
Journal Month: June
Published On: 11-10-2018 07:00:00
Article DOI:

M. Younan1 and I.V. Gluecks2
Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Germany, P.O.Box 25653, 00603 Nairobi, Kenya1
Institute of Animal and Environmental Hygiene, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany2


ABSTRACT


Clostridium perfringens toxin type B was isolated from the small intestine of a 2 year old weaned camel calf (Camelus dromedarius) in North Kenya that had died from severe haemorrhagic enteritis. The case occurred at the end of the dry season after early the onset of the long rains in a pasture area, heavily stocked with sheep. Clostridium perfringens toxin type B was not found in faecal samples from 7 cohort animals in the same herd and from 30 age mates on the same pasture or in the same district. Sheep cannot be ruled out as a possible source of
this infection.
Key words: Camel, Clostridium perfringens toxin type B, haemorrhagic enteritis, lamb dysentery


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