Septicemic Pasturellosis

Septicemic pasteurellosis is an acute infectious disease of lambs and kids caused by the bacterium Pasteurella hemolytica. Clinical signs are often confined to sudden death, an initially high fever (106 – 108 degrees) which drops to normal before death, lack of appetite and rapid breathing. Treatment is as described for previous bacterial infections; IV antibiotics, fluids and intensive care. Prevention is again rooted in good management.

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