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Salmonella

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12/27/01

Salmonella is a fairly common disease in all farm animals. It does not usually occur in kids under 2 weeks of age. The feces have been described as "grayish green" or "yellow to brown." Which covers about anything! But they can be distinguished from the bright yellow feces of E. coli which occurs in the first few days of life.

There will probably be a high temperature. The feces will have a foul odor and greasy appearance and probably contain a significant amount of blood, mucous and/or shreds of mucous membranes. The kid will appear dull and may stop nursing.

Treatment

The latest thinking is to avoid oral antibiotics. Rather use oral electrolytes and give LA200® injections. Treatment must be pretty vigorous and you may find that there are several in the herd which are infected. Good sanitation is a must.

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