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Salmonellosis most commonly occur in newborn calves however it can also affect older cattle. It is caused by salmonella dublin. It is mostly common in calvess aged 3 to 6 weeks old.

Clinical signs of salmonellosis

  • Lack of appetite
  • Diarrhoea yellow brown colour with a foul smell
  • Fever
  • Dullness
  • Marked weight loss

Post Mortem Findings

Severe congestion of the intestinal mucous membrane and presence of petechiae on the mucous membrane.

Treatment and control

A combination of two sulphur drugs namely Trimethoprim and sulfadiazine is very effective treatment. The disease can be controlled by vaccinating calves using live salmonella vaccines.

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Judy Vanessa

Judy Vanessa is an accomplished explorer,a passionate animal health extension practitioner and author. She loves writing about farming articles in various sectors.

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