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1 December 2011 Necrotic Enteritis in Collared (Pecari tajacu) and White-Lipped (Tayassu pecari) Peccaries
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An outbreak of necrotic enteritis caused by Clostridium perfringens type C was diagnosed in captive collared (Pecari tajacu) and white-lipped (Tayassu pecari) peccaries housed in the Laboratory of Applied Ethology of Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz located in Ilhéus, State of Bahia, Brazil. Four collared peccaries and three white-lipped peccaries, all juveniles (25–105 days old), were affected. For all affected animals, lethargy and inappetance were followed by sudden death within 24 hours. Histopathology of intestinal wall, culture of C. perfringens type C, and the identification of beta-toxin from intestinal content confirmed the diagnosis.

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Marco Antônio Galvão de Carvalho, Polyana Silva Santos, Selene Siqueira da Cunha Nogueira, Fabiana Lessa, Valter dos Anjos Almeida, Nilo Fernandes Leça-Junior, Felipe Masiero Salvarani, Francisco Carlos Faria Lobato, and Sérgio Luiz Gama Nogueira-Filho "Necrotic Enteritis in Collared (Pecari tajacu) and White-Lipped (Tayassu pecari) Peccaries," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 42(4), 732-734, (1 December 2011). https://doi.org/10.1638/2010-0212.1
Received: 27 November 2010; Published: 1 December 2011
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