abomasitis


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abomasitis

A relatively uncommon disease of young ruminants—e.g., calves, lambs, goats—characterised by inflammation of the fourth glandular part of their stomach.

Mortality
High; 75% to 100% die of disease.
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In the outbreak described here, the introduction of protein salt associated with the primary diet of the lambs created a highly fermentable substrate, predisposing to bacterial multiplication, which culminated in the development of the emphysematous abomasitis observed in the necropsied animals and possibly caused the additional deaths.
Histopathology was a reliable, simple and effective method for the diagnosis of emphysematous abomasitis caused by the Sarcina genus of bacteria because these bacteria have a unique morphology, making it possible to distinguish them from other etiologic agents.