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1 December 2009 β2-Toxin of Clostridium perfringens in a Hamadryas Baboon (Papio hamadryas) with Enteritis
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An 11-yr-old female hamadryas baboon (Papio hamadryas) that died with a history of diarrhea and anorexia was submitted for necropsy. Major pathologic changes were restricted to the gastrointestinal tract. The small intestinal contents were watery and sanguinous, with a deepening of the red color in the large intestines. The intestinal mucosa was hyperemic. Microscopically, lesions consisted of surface epithelial cell necrosis in association with numerous rod-shaped bacteria and high numbers of Trichuris cynocephalus nematodes. Culturing of the small intestine yielded Clostridium perfringens. No other pathogenic bacteria were cultured using routine bacteriologic techniques. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis classified the Clostridium perfringens as type A cpb2-positive. Immunohistochemical examination with anti-β2-toxin antibodies revealed β2-toxin in close approximation with the intestinal lesions.

Georgios N. Nikolaou, Marja J. L. Kik, Alphons J. A. M. van Asten, and Andrea Gröne "β2-Toxin of Clostridium perfringens in a Hamadryas Baboon (Papio hamadryas) with Enteritis," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 40(4), 806-808, (1 December 2009). https://doi.org/10.1638/2009-0081.1
Received: 28 April 2009; Published: 1 December 2009
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