Histopathology & Necropsy Findings of Clostridial Enterotoxaemia in Two Damascus Goat Kids: A case Report

Ahmad Kamaledin Elfadal


In this report we described the necropsy and histopathological findings of clostridial enterotoxaemia in 2 Damascus goat kids for the first time. Seven cases of diarrhea occurred among kids in a farm of Damascus goats in Shambat city, Sudan in 2011. All cases died shortly after onset of diarrhea without any apparent symptoms other than diarrhea. Three animals were necropsied, detailed examination of organs was performed and pathological lesions were recorded. All animals were in a good health condition. Necropsy revealed hemorrhagic abomasitis in one case and fibrino-necrotizing enteritis in the other case; while no lesions were recorded in one animal. Impression smear taken from abomasum and small intestine showed clusters of gram positive capsulated bacilli with round ends. Histopathology examination showed hyperemia in submucosa of abomasum along with distension of gastric glands with blood and presence of fibrin exudate in submucosa. Lesions in small intestine were characteristic for fibrino-necrotizing enteritis.       


histopatholgy, necropsy, Clostridium perfringens, enterotoxaemia, Damascus goats

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