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Closteridia as an Etiological Agent of Mucoid Enteropathy in Rabbits

Lebdah, M.A. and Shahin, A.M.
Avian and Rabbit Medicine Department; Faculty of Vet. Med.; Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt. *
Abstract :

This study was carried out to investigate the anaerobic bacteria as a causative agent of Mucoid enteropathy in Rabbits. Thirty - three isolates of Clostridia perfringens (C. perfringens) were isolated mainly from caecum of 225 specimens of forty- five diseased and freshly dead rabbits. Genotyping of C. perfringens type A using Multiplex PCR revealed that alpha toxin genes are detected in 8 isolates. The pathogenicity of isolated clostridia in rabbits was carried out. The clinical signs, morbidities, mortalities and body weight gain were recorded for experimentally infected rabbits. Reisolation of C. perfringens type A from freshly dead and/or sacrificed experimentally infected rabbits has been done.  Histopathological study of intestine of affected rabbits was carried out.

Keywords :
Mucoid enteropathy, rabbits, Closridia perfringens

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Volume 9, Number 2, - 2011 , ISSN 1545-0740

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