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LOBATO, Francisco Carlos Faria et al. Type C botulism in a goose at Minas Gerais, Brazil. Cienc. Rural [online]. 2008, vol.38, n.4, pp.1179-1180. ISSN 1678-4596.

Botulism is an intoxication caused by the ingestion of toxins produced by Clostridium botulinum, that affects mammals and birds, characterized by a flaceid paralysis. This report describes a case of botulism in a goose in Santa Luzia, Minas Gerais State, Brazil. Clinical examinations showed dropping feathers and flaccid paralysis involving the muscles of the wings, legs and neck. post-mortem examination showed no significant gross or macroscopic lesions C. botulinum type C toxin was demonstrated in the serum of the affected animal through serum neutralization test in mice.

Palabras clave : botulism type C; Clostridium botulinum; goose; waterfowl.

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