Black leg – Biological Times

Black leg

Publication Date : 05/05/2023

Author(s) :

Muhammad Abdullah Qureshi , Muhammad husnain .

Volume/Issue :
Volume 2
Issue 4
(05 - 2023)

Abstract :

Black leg, also called blackquarter is a clostridial disease caused by Clostridium Chauvoei. It mainly affects cattle and sheep. Animals with age of 6 months to 2 years are mainly susceptible. This bacteria is found mainly in the sandy regions. It is normally present in animal body and cause disease when injury occur in the muscle. Clinical signs depends on the severity of the infection. Common signs are lamness followed by swelling and pain in the affected limb. Toxins are produced by bacteria which causes severe damage to affect muscle. Death can occur in this disease without showing any clinical sign. Broad spectrum antibiotics can be administered such as penicillin and oxytetracycline. Preventive measures include vaccination and proper hygiene of animals. It can cause severe economic losses so preventive measures should be strictly adopted.

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