Effects of Clostridium perfringens alpha and epsilon toxins in the bovine gut.

@article{Morris2012EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of Clostridium perfringens alpha and epsilon toxins in the bovine gut.},
  author={Winston Eduardo Morris and Mariana V Dunleavy and Juli{\'a}n A Diodati and Guillermo Berra and Mariano E. Fern{\'a}ndez-Miyakawa},
  journal={Anaerobe},
  year={2012},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={143-7}
}
Clostridium perfringens alpha and epsilon toxins produce enterotoxaemia in sheep and goats. However, the information regarding the pathophysiology of alpha and epsilon toxins in the bovine intestine is still scanty. In this study, intestinal loops were performed in the ileum and colon of three one-week-old Holstein and two four-week-old crossbreed calves. Laparotomy was performed in all calves under anaesthesia and four loops -three cm long- were performed in the small and large intestines. For… CONTINUE READING