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Construction of a probiotic-based vaccine to protect against CD

By Dr. Denise Heard U.S. Poultry & Egg Association

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TUCKER, Ga. — Clostridial dermatitis (CD), commonly referred to as Gangrenous dermatitis, is caused by the anaerobic spore-forming Clostridium septicum and/or Clostridium perfringens type A.

It is an economically important emerging disease of turkeys and broiler chickens. The disease has been reported to affect about 40 to 50 percent of U.S. turkey grower farms, causing economic losses due to poor production rates and sudden spikes in mortality.

Clinically, CD is characterized by necrotic dermatitis with edema and/or emphysema in the underlying subcutaneous tissues and sudden death. The most significantly affected areas include breast. . .

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