Clostridial diseases are caused by various bacteria of the Clostridium genus. They are associated with stress and poor nutritional management, with high prevalence and mortality rates, which in most cases is sudden death.
Clostridia are widespread in the environment and are normally found in soil and feces. They produce very resistant spores that can survive in the environment for a long time. These bacteria are also present in the digestive tract of animals and, in spore form, in the tissues of healthy animals. As a result, there are many factors that can facilitate the spread of clostridial diseases.
- Feed changes
- Weakened immune system
- Oral transmission of spores through contaminated soil, water, and food
- Poor equipment hygiene
JAVIER MARCOS SAINERO
Director of the technical service at Vetia Animal Health
B.S.in Veterinary Medicine from the Complutense University of Madrid and Director of the Technical Service at Vetia Animal Health, a company of Zendal Biotech group that markets vaccines and pharmacological products for animal health.