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  • SPECIES:
    • BOVINE
  • SYSTEM:
    • GASTROINTESTINAL
  • ORGAN:
    • ABOMASUM
  • DIAGNOSIS:
    • MULTIFOCAL TO COALESCING NECROHEMORRHAGIC ABOMASITIS WITH EDEMA
  • CAUSE:
    • CLOSTRIDIUM SP.
  • CONTRIBUTOR:
    • STEINBERG
  • INSTITUTION:
    • University of Wisconsin
  • GENPATH:
    • BACTERIA
  • COMMENTS:
    • Braxy is a disease of the abomasum which is primarily seen in young calves. The lesion is characterized by necrosis, edema, hemorrhage, and occasionally emphysema. Clostridium septicum and Clostridium perfringens type A are often incriminated; Sarcina ventriculi (which may often be seen in normal animals) has been reported to cause this disease as well.