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Enterotoxemia Caused by Clostridium perfringens Types B and C

Enterotoxemia Caused by Clostridium perfringens Types B and C

Disease

C perfringens Type

Host

Lamb dysentery

Type B

Lambs ≤3 wk old

Calf enterotoxemia

Types B and C

Well-fed calves ≤1 mo old

Pig enterotoxemia

Type C

Piglets in first few days of life

Foal enterotoxemia

Type B

Foals in first week of life

Struck

Type C

Adult sheep

Goat enterotoxemia

Type C

Adult goats