necrotic enteritis


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necrotic enteritis

n
(Veterinary Science) vet science an infectious disease of calves, lambs, foals, and piglets, characterized by acute diarrhoea and death, caused by the toxin of the organism Clostridium perfringens type C
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The major, most consistent issue is the effect of clostridia and resulting necrotic enteritis (NE).
Organic acids effective to ameliorate the negative impact on broiler performance due to necrotic enteritis.
3 June 2009 - Necrotic enteritis is a very common and financially devastating infectious bacterial disease in chickens caused by Clostridium perfringens, a gram-positive, anaerobic bacterium that can be found in soil, litter, dust and at low levels in the bird's intestine.
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): The bacterium responsible for gas gangrene, the notorious infectious disease of two world wars, can also cause necrotic enteritis in intensively raised chickens.
These species cause botulism, tetanus, gas gangrene, antibiotic-associated diarrhea, pseudomembranous colitis, foodborne diarrhea, and necrotic enteritis in humans and infections in other animals.