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Vol. 11, Special Issue 7 (2022)

Pathological changes in heart of sheep affected with Clostridium perfringens type D enterotoxemia

Author(s):
Renu, H Dadhich, M Mathur, PK Boyal, M Mehra and Prakash
Abstract:
Enterotoxemia is most common clostridial disease of sheep and also known as overeating disease or pulpy kidney disease, caused by Clostridium perfringens type D. The present study was conducted to describe the gross and histopathological changes in heart due to Clostridium perfringens type D enterotoxemia in sheep. In the present investigation, a detailed necropsy was performed on 362 sheep irrespective of age, sex and breeds. Out of these, 66 sheep found positive on the basis of gross and histopathological examination of carcasses. An overall incidence of enterotoxemia infection in sheep was recorded as 18.23%. Grossly, heart showed haemorrhages, and congestion. Microscopically, sections of heart showed haemorrhages between the myocardial fibres. Some of sections showed congestion and mononuclear and polymorphonuclear cells infiltration in between the cardiac muscle fibres with separation of myocardial fibres.
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How to cite this article:
Renu, H Dadhich, M Mathur, PK Boyal, M Mehra and Prakash. Pathological changes in heart of sheep affected with Clostridium perfringens type D enterotoxemia. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(7S): 1171-1172.

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