The most important member of the clostridial genus causing signs in pigs is Clostridium perfringens. Besides necrotising enteritis in piglets and mild to moderate diarrhoea in post-weanning pigs, enterohemorrhagic syndrome (EHS) has been associated with clostridial infection. In about half of all EHS cases, C. perfringens can be isolated.
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Keywords: enteric diseases, clostridial genus, Clostridium perfringers, piglet, post-weaning diarrhoea, enterohemorrhagic syndrom, EHS