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Pasteurella: A disease to watch out for!

One of the diseases to look out for at this time the year is Pasteurella. Below are is information on the disease.

Symptoms

  • Acute death of animals
  • Fever, lack of appetite
  • Coughing, loss of condition, difficult breathing, discharge from nose and ears.
  • Animals lie down with neck stretched out.

Cause

The disease is caused by Pasteurella haemolytica and Pasteurella multicocida (bacterium)

Treatment

  • Vaccinate all animals according to vaccination programme. The vaccine does not give complete protection therefore cases of Pasteurella can still occur.
  • Kids are vaccinated 2 times with an interval of 4-6 weeks.
  • Adults are vaccinated with alum (potassium aluminium sulphate) vaccinate.
  • This disease is stress related. Make sure animals are protected against possible stress: weather, weaning, scarcity of feed, etc.FMB
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