Necrotising myositis caused by Clostridium clostridioforme and Clostridium difficile in an alpaca following grain overload

Eleonora Po *, Ami Sawran, Rob Ward, Victoria Haverson, Andre Baptista

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Abstract / Description of output

4-year-old female alpaca developed necrotising myositis caused by Cl. difficile and Cl. Clostridioforme, a clostridia spp previously unknown to affect camelids, shortly after an event of grain overload. The affected leg was amputated due to the aggressive necrosis. This case reports an interesting sequelae of grain overload in camelids, as well as highlighting the presence of bacteria not previously known to be pathogenic in camelids and that may need to be further considered in the list of
pathogens of south American camelids.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere750
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalVet Record Case Reports
Early online date23 Oct 2023
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 23 Oct 2023

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Clostridiosis
  • Camelids
  • Grain overload

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