1984 Volume 37 Issue 9 Pages 577-580
A total of 147 cattle and 2 swine were slaughtered and suspected of septicemia in an abattoir over aperiod from 1979 to 1982.Obligate anaerobes were isolated from 17 cattle and a pig affected with bacterial endocarditis, gangrenous mastitis, bilateral pyelonephritis, and other diseases. In 8 of the18 animals, more then 2 organs were positive for the same bacteria. Twelve isolates belonged to Fusobacterium (necrophorum or other species). Three isolates belonged to .Clostridium perfringens. Another 3 isolates were anaerobic Gram-negative rods. Fifteen of the 18 animals were also positive for aerobes.