NetB negative Clostridium perfringens infection associated with acute necrotic enteritis in mynah (Acridotheres tristis), grey partridge (Perdix perdix) and turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

Document Type : Case report


1 University of Tehran

2 Ferdowsi university of Mashhad

3 University of Guelph


A non–enterotoxin (CPE)–producing Clostridium perfringens type A, associated with enteritis in a mynah (Acridotheres tristis), a grey partridge (Perdix perdix) and a turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) was characterized from cases with clinical symptoms from September 2010 until October 2012. Affected birds exhibited anorexia and diarrhea. Gross and histological findings were indicative of acute necrotic enteritis. Clostridium perfringens was isolated in bacterial cultures. Multiplex PCR for toxin profiling of the isolates revealed that the all three isolates were Clostridium perfringens type A, positive for cpb2 and cpa.


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