Intracellular survival of Clostridium chauvoei in bovine macrophages.


Clostridium chauvoei is the etiological agent of blackleg, a severe disease of domestic ruminants, causing myonecrosis and serious toxemia with high mortality. Despite the known importance of this agent, studies evaluating its pathogenesis of blackleg are scarce, and many are based on an unproven hypothesis that states that macrophages are responsible for… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2016.11.027