Pneumonia - PNEUMONIA IN SHEEP & GOATS Dorothy Ford...

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PNEUMONIA Dorothy Ford
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Causes: Pneumonia refers to the inflammation of the pulmonary parenchyma usually accompanied by the inflammation of bronchioles. Pneumonia occurs when infectious and non-infectious agents cause the lungs of sheep/goats to become inflamed. Most frequent causes of respiratory infection and death are Pasteurella multocida or Mannheimia haemolytica. These two pathogens cause outbreaks of acute pneumonia in sheep/goats of all ages Respiratory infections from these pathogens are associated with poor management practices, occur as a secondary infection, or occur as a consequence of severe stress.
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Causes: Transportation stress, viral infections, lung parasites, prior bacterial infections, overcrowded pens, poor housing conditions, sudden environmental changes, and other stressful conditions increase sheep/goats' susceptibility to P. multocida and M. haemolytica pneumonias.
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