Definition: Disease caused by the liberation of exotoxins of CLOSTRIDIUM PERFRINGENS in the intestines of sheep, goats, cattle, foals, and piglets. Type B enterotoxemia in lambs is lamb dysentery; type C enterotoxemia in mature sheep produces "struck", and in calves, lambs and piglets it produces hemorrhagic enterotoxemia; type D enterotoxemia in sheep and goats is pulpy-kidney disease or overeating disease.
Clostridium infect; animal only; check tag ANIMALS; coord IM with precoord animal/dis term (IM) + animal (NIM) or with animal (IM) in absence of precoord
Other names Enterotoxemias
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