A method for reproducing fatal idiopathic colitis (colitis X) in ponies and isolation of a clostridium as a possible agent.

@article{Prescott1988AMF,
  title={A method for reproducing fatal idiopathic colitis (colitis X) in ponies and isolation of a clostridium as a possible agent.},
  author={J F Prescott and Henri R. St{\"a}mpfli and Ian K. Barker and R Bettoni and kieran. delaney},
  journal={Equine veterinary journal},
  year={1988},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={417-20}
}
Severe colitis was induced in two ponies after oral pretreatment with clindamycin and lincomycin, followed by intestinal content from two horses which had died from naturally-occurring idiopathic colitis. Two ponies treated with antibiotic alone, and two ponies treated with intestinal content alone, were unaffected. In a further study, three ponies treated on separate occasions with lincomycin, administered orally, died or were destroyed 67 to 72 h after initial treatment. No established… CONTINUE READING