Tyzzer's disease


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Tyzzer's disease

a fatal necrotizing hepatitis caused by Clostridium piliforme. Sporadic cases only. Recorded in foals and cats. Signs are severe diarrhea, jaundice and high serum levels of liver enzymes. Probably the commonest disease of gerbils, in which it is usually subclinical, but it can cause an acute disease characterized by death in young or stressed individuals.
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Although hamsters are sensitive to dietary changes, and can develop diarrhoea due to this, there can be more serious bacterial causes, such as wet tail and one called Tyzzer's disease.