Bacteriologic examination of equine fecal flora as a diagnostic tool for equine intestinal clostridiosis.

@article{Wierup1981BacteriologicEO,
  title={Bacteriologic examination of equine fecal flora as a diagnostic tool for equine intestinal clostridiosis.},
  author={M. Wierup and Janet A Dipietro},
  journal={American journal of veterinary research},
  year={1981},
  volume={42 12},
  pages={2167-9}
}
The fecal flora of 56 clinically healthy and 23 sick horses were examined bacteriologically for counts of Clostridium perfringens, molds, coliforms, alpha- and beta-hemolytic streptococci, and microbes belonging to genus Bacillus, as well as for the presence of Salmonella spp. Of the healthy horses, 85.7% had a C perfringens count less than 10(1) colony-forming units/g of feces. Of the healthy horses, lowest counts were found in race-horses. Of the sick horses, equine intestinal clostridiosis… CONTINUE READING