Tyzzer's Disease is a bacterial infection caused by the Clostridium piliforme bacterium. The disease is found in domestic, wild, and laboratory animals, especially horses, gerbils, and mice. Young, stressed animals are the most likely to contract Tyzzer's Disease if they come in contact with the bacterium. Tyzzer's Disease is most likely spread orally when one individual eats food that has been contaminated by the feces of a sick animal. Tyzzer's disease has a 3-7 day incubation period, and is frequently fatal with the infected animal showing mild or no symptoms. Some symptoms include diarrhea, depression, anorexia, and jaundice. There is no definitive diagnosis for Tyzzer's disease because the bacteria don't appear when tested with traditional stains, such as H&E and Gram's stains. If an animal is suspected of having Tyzzer's disease, they should be treated with a dextrose IV. Some animals respond well to the IV, only to return to a coma and die shortly after. To prevent the further spread of Tyzzer's Disease within a domestic, wild, or laboratory population, it is important to completely decontaminate the environment and isolate animals who may be immunodeficient or have other risk factors for the disease.
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