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.

abomasitis

inflammation of abomasum; occurs as part of many gastroenteritides but seldom diagnosed as a separate condition. The organ's location aboral to the forestomachs provides some protection against dietary insults. Abomasitis caused by Clostridium sordelli is an emerging problem in sheep in Great Britain, manifest with sudden death. Lambs between 6 and 10 weeks are particularly at risk. See also abomasum.
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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.