Jejunal hemorrhage syndrome: a newly emerging disease
|Title||Jejunal hemorrhage syndrome: a newly emerging disease|
|Journal||Large Animal Veterinary Rounds|
|Abstract||Jejunal hemorrhage syndrome (JHS) is a newly recognized syndrome that isalso called:? intraluminal intestinal hemorrhage syndrome? bloody gut? hemorrhagic bowel syndrome.1The syndrome affects both dairy and beef cattle.2,3 The etiology is unknown;however, Clostridium perfringens type A has been implicated. It has a peracute onsetof clinical signs ranging from complete anorexia, abdominal distention and pain,to recumbency and sudden death. The frequency of the disease is increasing andit has a very high case-fatality rate; medical and surgical treatments seem to beunrewarding. The condition has been recognized in many parts of Canada3 and,as a result, it is very important for veterinarians to be aware of its highly fatalcourse so they can give accurate advice. Reporting the disease, as well as thedifferent attempts at treatment and prevention, will help improve the approach totreating these cases.|
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