Veterinary Science & Technology

ISSN: 2157-7579

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Bedaso Kebede


  • Review Article
    Review on Pulpy Kidney Disease
    Author(s): Dinsefa Jemal, Mohazeba Shifa and Bedaso KebedeDinsefa Jemal, Mohazeba Shifa and Bedaso Kebede

    Pulpy kidney disease is a poisoning produce by a toxin from gram positive spore forming an obligate anaerobic rod bacterium called Clostridium perfringens type D. The disease is perhaps the best known pathogenic Clostridium perfringens type, widely regarded as the causative organism of fatal enterotoxaemia of sheep or “over eating disease”. It appears to have a worldwide distribution and produce epsilon toxin that damages endothelial cells, which is almost exclusively responsible for the host pathology and subsequent death. The toxin is produced in the gut by abundantly growing bacterial cells and is triggered by some feeding factors and grazing management when animals are switched from a poor to a rich pasture or when a days with temperate to warm weather. This causes annual grasses to growth rapidly, with low fibre and high ammonia contents. .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7579.1000361

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