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By Philip R. Scott, Colin D. Penny, Alastair McCrae

Utilizing a variety of top quality photographs, the authord dicuss the real farm animals illnesses typically encountered through veterinarians commonly and farm animal perform. This publication covers prognosis, therapy, analysis and keep an eye on. The chapters are prepared by way of physique approach and, the place acceptable, there's a urged method of scientific exam. The consultant is meant as a reference for veterinary educators and practitioners in farm animal drugs, and as a textbook for veterinary scholars of their medical years.

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DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS Bacillus licheniformis infection is the major differential. Part 3: Causes of fetal loss/abortion 37 DIAGNOSIS There is a thickened leathery placenta, with necrotic, reddish-brown cotyledons (85). The fetal fluids may be discoloured. Fetal lesions include cutaneous plaque-like lesions similar to ringworm, especially when Aspergillus spp. is involved. Definitive diagnosis requires microbiological demonstration of fungal elements in fetal skin and placental lesions. There are often signs of bronchopneumonia in aborted/stillborn fetuses and dead neonates.

Disease is most commonly associated with the introduction of carrier animals or access to faecal contaminated feed/water supplies (79). CLINICAL PRESENTATION Abortion during the last trimester, with placental retention, followed by poor lactation; systemic disease is uncommon with S. dublin infection, but likely with S. typhimurium infection, where abortion can follow septicaemia and enteritis (80). DIAGNOSIS Diagnosis is based on the history, clinical signs and bacteriological culture of the organism from cotyledons and fetal stomach contents, milk, uterine discharges and faeces of the dam.

Heifers should complete their vaccination course before first mating. CAMPYLOBACTER FOETUS SUBSP. VENEREALIS DEFINITION/OVERVIEW Campylobacter foetus subsp. venerealis infection is still often referred to as genital vibriosis. The prevalence of C. foetus subsp. venerealis has been much reduced by the widespread use of carefully controlled AI, but it still occurs when natural service is used. AETIOLOGY The natural habitat of C. foetus subsp. venerealis is the prepuce/glans penis/distal urethra of the male, with mechanical transmission and infection of the female causing mild endometritis and cervicitis.

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