Evidence for Clostridium septicum as a primary cause of cellulitis in commercial turkeys.

@article{Tellez2009EvidenceFC,
  title={Evidence for Clostridium septicum as a primary cause of cellulitis in commercial turkeys.},
  author={Guillermo Tellez and Neil R. Pumford and Marion J. Morgan and Amanda D. Wolfenden and Billy Hargis},
  journal={Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc},
  year={2009},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={
          374-7
        }
}
Etiology and methods of immunoprophylaxis against common field cellulitis in commercial turkeys were evaluated. It was determined that intravenous administration ( approximately 10(8) cells/ml) of 1 of 4 isolates of Clostridium septicum from cellulitis lesions rapidly caused the classic lesions of cellulitis followed by death within 36 hr at high doses. When the supernatant alone was injected into turkey poults, signs of depression and ataxia were temporarily observed for up to 20 hr after… CONTINUE READING

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