CampylobacterAbortion in Sheep and GoatsHistory/Background of Campylobacteriosis:-Abortion caused by: Campylobacter fetus, Campylobacter jejuni. -Incubation period between 7-53 days after ingestion of organism-Outbreak causes immunity in flock, possibly of lifetime duration-Other species can carry the organism:Cattle,Chickens,Turkeys,Ducks,Cats,Dogs,Zoo animals-Diagnosis difficult. Infectious abortions appear similar-First isolated as Vibrio fetusin 1909 from spontaneous abortions in livestock Symptoms/Problems:-Signs of disease in the ewe are usually minimal: vaginal discharge, fever, diarrhea, depression-Abortions tend to occur in the last six weeks of gestation-Fetal death usually occurs 1-2 days before abortion-No indication of the impending abortion, sometimes vaginal discharge-Occasionally abortion is complicated by metritis and subsequent death of the ewe-Diagnosis is assisted by post mortem laboratory testsMechanism:-Campylobacter
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vaginal discharge, late term abortions, Septic abortion, Campylobacter Abortion