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Clostridium perfringens Type B

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Etiology

Type B is commonly called lamb dysentery and as that name indicates it is most commonly seen in young sheep. It has also been observed in calves, foals and piglets, but is rarely mentioned as a serious threat to baby goats in the US.
Symptoms
Bloody diarrhea with foul odor, weakness and rapid death.
Treatment
Of little benefit. Antitoxin is only hope, but hard to find.
Prevention
Some manufacturers indicate that a combination of Type C and Type D vaccines may help to reduce the incidence of Type B.


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