Disease and Health

Infected meninges (arrow) due to septicemia or blood poisoning magnified 50 times.


It is a common bacteria of the intestinal tract. Certain strains or serotypes are harmful to new-born animals. Two types of disease may be seen. Gastroenteritis, or stomach or gut inflammation, is common. The main symptoms are diarrhea, loss of […]


Gastroenteritis, or inflammation of the stomach and gut, has been reported in blue foxes. The bacteria isolated was Clostridium perfingens – Type C. The source was likely seal, whale meat or poor quality fish. In this outbreak, some adults and […]


Infection in the skin of the head of foxes has been reported. It is also known as “big head.” In one case, Clostridium septicum was isolated form the swollen skin. The probable source was feeding a cow infected with the […]