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Case Report - Journal of Bacteriology and Infectious Diseases (2022) Volume 6, Issue 4

Case study on black leg disease in heifer.

Blackleg is a common disease of well-nourished cattle worldwide, caused by Clostridium chauvoei a Gram-positive anaerobic bacterium. 2 years old, heifer was admitted to Veterinary Teaching Hospital with the chief complaint of inability to move and shivering. Up on physical examination the Heifer had characteristic emphysematous, on Trapezius muscles and lameness of the left side fore limb with crepitation sound. Based on the history and pathognomonic sign seen on the heifer Black leg was asserted tentatively. The disease was treated successfully with Procaine penicillin G. Thus, opportune treatment of black leg with appropriate drugs could cure the animals and reduce the economic losses of the disease early vaccination of the animal is the important techniques of control and prevention method of any diseases.

Author(s): Berhanu Wakjira*, Teshale Sori, Takele Beyene

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