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blackleg

(blăk′lĕg′)
n.
An infectious, usually fatal bacterial disease of cattle and sometimes of sheep, goats, and swine, caused by Clostridium chauvoei and characterized by gas-containing swellings in the musculature.
Veterinary medicine An often lethal disease of young calves and sheep, characterised by a settling of gelatinous matter in the extremities and neck caused by Clostridium chauvoei, the spores of which can live in the soil for years and which are ingested and enter the blood via defects in the gastrointestinal mucosa

blackleg

an acute, infectious myositis principally of cattle, caused by Clostridium chauvoei. The lesion arises without the need for any external injury. The animal is profoundly toxemic with a high fever and usually a very swollen painful thigh. The skin is gangrenous, and emphysema can be palpated in the subcutis. Death occurs in 12 to 36 hours.

pseudo-blackleg
see malignant edema. Called also gas gangrene.
stable blackleg
see malignant edema. Called also gas gangrene.
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I would go for a broad spectrum of cover rather than just blackleg vaccine.
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The cattle - which were all from the Longriggend area of Lanarkshire - died of a disease called blackleg.
He warns that the colostrum lambs receive from the ewe shortly after birth only gives them protection for a limited time against pasteurellosis and the clostridial diseases like pulpy kidney, braxy, blackleg and tetanus.
Blackleg Miner, set in south east Northumberland, mentions both Seghill and Delaval and I ask if he is likely to try anything like Keep Your Feet Still Geordie Hinnie at the Sage show.
Veterinarians vaccinated 149,255 livestock against anthrax, pasteurellosis, blackleg, and contagious bovine pleuropneumonia.
Back in 1899, when America last prepared to greet a new century, the big news in animal health circles was a vaccine: the blackleg vaccine, a critical tool against a devastating cattle disease that sometimes claimed as much as a third of infected herds.
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ADRIENNE SAYS: This condition is called blackleg, and caused by fungi that thrive in high humidity.