The death of 3 cattle on the forest belonging to a single commoner was reported recently. All the cattle died after a short illness. Post-mortem examination revealed that the probable cause was Clostridium perfringens. The animal presented as dull with a loss of appetite, black diarrhoea with fresh blood and a low temperature, and it died despite treatment. These cases serve to remind us that there is always risk of Clostridial disease which is very difficult to treat in any of its different forms, however it is generally preventable by vaccination. Please contact us if you would like to arrange this. The link below will give you some further information on the different forms of Clostridial disease.