is an inflammatory disease
in the abomasal
lining of sheep
caused by the bacterium Clostridium septicum
(aka Bacillus septicus
Braxy is often brought on by a change from succulent food to dry (or icy) food. It is usually seen in young sheep, in particular those not protected with a Clostridial vaccine.
The mutton affected with this disease can also be referred to as braxy.