LOCKJAW

DESCRIPTION

Tetanus is a fatal disease caused by the bacteria, which causes stiffness in muscles and lockjaw

CAUSES

caused by toxins produced by the bacterium Clostridium tetani ,the bacterium is found in the soil and the guts of animals

SYMPTOMS

  • Stiffness and reluctance to move are normally the first signs ,Twitching and tremors of the muscles ,Lockjaw, Unsteady gait with stiff held out tail
  • TREATMENTS

    Sedatives and Relaxants have been known to aid recovery ,not worth treating cattle with fully developed tetanus .

    PREVENTION

    Antitoxin can be useful as a short-acting preventative if used at high risk.

    PIG

    CATTLE

    Caso Clínico: Ternero con tetano - Tetanus in beef calf
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