Clostridial myonecrosis clinically resembling black quarter in an Indian elephant (Elephas maximus).

@article{Rahman2009ClostridialMC,
  title={Clostridial myonecrosis clinically resembling black quarter in an Indian elephant (Elephas maximus).},
  author={H. Sheik Mujibur Rahman and Antara Chakraborty and Thahira Rahman and Rajnish Sharma and B R Shome and Ingudam Shakuntala},
  journal={Revue scientifique et technique},
  year={2009},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={1069-75}
}
An Indian elephant (Elephas maximus) which died of acute fatal myonecrosis was examined to determine the aetiology of the infection. The causative organism was identified as Clostridium perfringens type A. Out of five genes encoding for major toxins (cpa, cpb, etx, iA, and cpe genes) the isolate was found to harbour the cpa gene only, as tested by multiplex polymerase chain reaction. It flanks a 324 base pair segment in the cpa gene, indicating the presence of the alpha toxin gene. The organism… CONTINUE READING