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Tyzzer's Disease

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Clostridium piliforme is an obligate intracellular, spore-forming bacterium. In its vegetative form (within the host) it is a gram-negative, motile rod. Infectious spores are shed into the environment, where they can remain at room temperature for at least a year. Spores can be inactivated with heat, sodium hypochlorite, or peracetic acid.

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  • Mice
  • rats
  • Gerbils
  • Hamsters
  • Guinea Pigs
  • rabbits
  • Cats
  • Dogs
  • Non-Human Primates
  • Horses