Listeriosis - ~Circling Disease~ Pathology Listeria...

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Pathology Listeria moncytogenes is a bacterial disease that is most common in ruminants but can also effect pigs, horses, some wild animals as well as humans. Causes a bacterial infection of the brain and central nervous system Encephalitis is the most common form of the disease in ruminant animals. Intra-uterine infection of the fetus via the placenta frequently results in abortion in sheep, goats, and cattle. gram positive bacterium
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Listeriosis in ruminants The bacteria is found in many places in the environment Water Soils Mammals GI Vegetation Silage Feedstuffs Feces from healthy animals
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Causes Listeriosis affects all ages and sexes… Most commonly associated with the feeding of moldy silage or spoiled hay. But because the organism lives naturally in the environment, listeriosis may occur sporadically.
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Clinical signs Confusion Depressed and disoriented Walk in circles with
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course ANSCI 313 taught by Professor Dr.allanmorgan during the Fall '11 term at Tarleton.

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