Rot= To decay
Pizzle Rot= An animals penis starts to decay
Symptoms=penis that is considerably swollen and bleeds, and from which pieces of tissue fall off.
~The penis is also caked with puss
~This varies from small pustules and wounds on the penis
~Symptoms in animals are inflammation of the penis and sheath
~The penis then often hangs out
~It is so sore that the animal cannot service.
Causes=The germ that causes pizzle rot is unknown.
~exact way in which it is transmitted is also unknown.
~The condition occurs mainly during the mating season.
Treatment=With the Animal in a sitting position, the penis ispulled out and sprayed with an antibiotic aerosol.
~A long-term antibiotic is administered and the animals isolated for three weeks.
~Further handling of the penis can aggravate the condition.
Preventoin=Deficiency diseases should be eliminated, since they lower resistance.
~A shortage of zinc is associated with the condition.
~Rams should not be overfed during the mating season.
~All rams should be checked before the mating season and any with sores or wounds on the penis should be removed.
* Source= www.Elsenburg.com