Class 8 Biology Microorganisms: Friend and Foe Blackquarter

Diseases in Animals: Blackquarter

  • Pathogen
    • Bacterium, Clostridium chauvoei

                               

  • Pathogen’s entry
    • Transmitted through soil/ food
    • Infection progresses extremely fast
    • Sometimes, survival only up to a couple of hours after symptoms are seen
    • Common in cattle, sheep, goats
  • Symptoms
    • Fever
    • Swelling of limbs
    • Lameness
    • Inflammation of skeletal muscles

                                                        

  • Treatment
    • Completely treated only if medication is given at an early stage
    • Treated with antibiotics (penicillin)
    • Effective vaccine provides protective immunity

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