- Also known as Pulpy kidney/ over eating disease.
- Acute infectious toxemic disease of ruminant
- Characterized by diarrhea, convulsions, paralysis and sudden death.
- Clostridium perfringes type D-sheep
- Faeces or carcass of animal
- Ingestion of contaminated pasture in endemic areas
- Changed diet—> change of bacteria population in rumen—-> increase in acid producing bacteria population—-> Decrease in pH Wound in rumen à proliferation of bacteria—> production of toxins à cause disease in animal.
- Death of lambs within half to few hours
- Course of disease ( <2 hrs to never more than 12 hrs)
- Dull, depressed, anorectic, convulsion, salivation, diarrhea
- Glycosuria and hyperglycemia
e) Differential diagnosis:
- Black leg, Anthrax, Bloat, Pregnant toxemia, Acute poisoning
- History of overfeeding
- Demonstration of toxins
- Isolation and identification of organism
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