Is an acute, highly fatal intoxication of all domestic animals and humans.
It’s caused by neurotoxin produced by bacteria clostridium tetani.
- Spores are introduced into the tissue through wounds, especially deep puncture wounds that provide favorable anaerobic environment.
- Mass contamination occurs during castration, vaccination, ear tagging, docking and other surgical procedures.
- Grazing on rough and spiky pastures.
- Muscle stiffness,
- drooling of saliva,
- inability to chew,
- bending of tail,
- rigidity and extension of limbs.
Treatment and prevention
- Wound management
- Good sanitation measures
- Aseptic surgical and management procedures
- Treat with antimyo bacterial agent
- Test newly purchased animals before adding them in your herd.
- Separation of suspected animals.
- Affected animals milk should not be fed neonates.
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