Brucellosis - Causes o Sterility o Laminitis o...

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Bacterial disease Brucella suis Most zoonotic to humans Mode of transmission: o Direct contact o Ingestion In Pigs: o Primarily known as a breeding disease o Boars Sows Gilts Animals can be re-infected with the disease Causes abortions 100% of the time o Very early 1 month In Humans: direct contact with blood ** slaughterhouse workers most susceptible
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Unformatted text preview: Causes: o Sterility o Laminitis o Abscesses (occasionally) In Humans: most deadly strain is Brucella suis ** almost like malaria – cycles in temperature Routinely test for: Brucellosis Pseudorabies Classical Swine Fever (CSF) African Swine Fever (ASF) BRUCELLOSIS...
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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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