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Poultry waste associated type C botulism in cattle

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  19 October 2009

J. L. Smart
Affiliation:
Agricultural & Food Research Council, Institute of Food Research, Bristol Laboratory, Langford, Bristol
T. O. Jones
Affiliation:
Veterinary Investigation Centre, Sutton Bonington
F. G. Clegg
Affiliation:
Veterinary Investigation Centre, Sutton Bonington
M. J. McMurtry
Affiliation:
34 Market Place, Ashbourne, Derbyshire
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Botulism in UK cattle has been confirmed by demonstrating type C botulinum toxin in sera from affected animals. Evidence is presented indicating the source of intoxication to be poultry carcasses containing type C Clostridium botulinum and its toxin. The organism was also found in poultry litter and in alimentary tract samples from slaughtered animals. The implications of these findings are discussed.

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Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1987

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