Yersiniosis

Yersinia causes enteritis as a result of heavy infection pressure in animals debilitated from other influences, these include cold wet weather, starvation, and lack of water, change of diet, concurrent disease, and management procedures such as yarding or transport. Outbreaks of enteritis are more common in young stock during the winter, early spring. Humans may contract Yersinia infections from animals.

Minimise affect of stressors such as transportation, deprivation of feed and water, management procedures, dietary changes, mineral deficiencies, concurrent disease such as BVD virus infection, and climate. There is no specific control in cattle but the maintenance of good nutrition is an important factor in avoiding clinical disease.

Antibiotics, fluid replacement therapy, good nutrition. Different strains of Yersinia vary in their sensitivity to antibiotics and a test to determine which antibiotic is most suitable is recommended

Next Article Abortions
Print
397

Theme picker

Browse by Category

  24-hour Emergency Service

If your animal requires immediate attention or is in obvious pain, our Vets are always on call for emergencies. All emergencies call 06 322 2333

Contact Us

Bulls Clinic
233 State Highway 1, Bulls
Ph: 06 322 2333
Fx: 06 322 2033
e: website@srvs.co.nz

Subscribe


Follow Us