by: Keislha Perez
Leptospirosis is an infectious and contagious bacterial
disease of most farm animals and many wildlife species. Causes cattle abortion porcentage.
- abdominal pain
- refusal to eat
- severe weakness and depression
- severe muscle pain
- inability to reproduce
Leptospirosis is caused by the spiral-shaped bacteria Leptospira.
Antibiotic treatment of milk-drop cases is recommended to reduce excretion of leptospires and zoonotic risk. A single intramuscular injection of streptomycin will eliminate infection from most cattle.
Vaccine all suscptible cattle before infection occurs. If "Lepto" is already present, vaccination will immunise uninfected cattle against organism.