Clostridium perfringens beta2-toxin in an African elephant (Loxodonta africana) with ulcerative enteritis.

@article{Bacciarini2001ClostridiumPB,
  title={Clostridium perfringens beta2-toxin in an African elephant (Loxodonta africana) with ulcerative enteritis.},
  author={Luca N Bacciarini and On{\'e} R. Pag{\'a}n and Joachim Frey and Andrea Gr{\"o}ne},
  journal={The Veterinary record},
  year={2001},
  volume={149 20},
  pages={618-20}
}
A 22-year-old female African elephant (Loxodonta africana) developed diarrhoea of unknown cause which lasted for two days. The animal was euthanased after it remained recumbent and refused to get up. Gross pathological changes were present mainly in the gastrointestinal tract. The intestinal contents were watery and dark brown. Several areas of the mucosa of the small intestine were covered minimally to moderately with fibrin and had a few 0.1 x 10 to 15 cm linear ulcerations. Microscopical… CONTINUE READING