Erysipelas - capillaries explode on the ears and stomach...

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What are the characteristics of a good disease? Highly contagious Resistant to host defenses Easy to diagnose Kills quick Bacterial zoonotic disease Estimated to be in 30-50% of all pigs Found all over the world Transmitted through: o Fecies o Saliva o Nasal discharge **  Fever form  – if untreated 24-48 hours after = DEATH **  Skin form  – diamond-shaped patches, “diamond-skin disease”
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Unformatted text preview: capillaries explode on the ears and stomach – causes hematoma will literally turn purple fetuses can become mummified, aborted CSF + ASF symptoms look exactly the same Diagnosed by: o Blood test o Necropsy Treatment: o Penicillin o Mix antibiotics in with feed to keep the rest of your herd healthy ERYSIPELAS...
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course AVS 332 taught by Professor Launer during the Spring '08 term at Rhode Island.

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