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Dave (TDG Farms) S.E. Washington State
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Was just doing my normal trolling of the internet and re stumbled upon a CL article (in pdf formate) but it covers nearly everything that needs to be known about CL.

It even has a picture of CL abscess in the lungs. Though it failed to mention that an animal with CL in the lungs can infect other clean animals just by coughing. I am now hunting for the article that goes into detail about this form of transmission. This article did at least mention that a dairy animal with abscess in the udder can pass it onto clean kids. It should also be noted that humans can contract CL from goats. So those who own CL positive dairy stock need to be pasteurizing their milk!

Here is the link: http://www.aces.edu/pubs/docs/U/UNP-0085/UNP-0085.pdf
 

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Dave (TDG Farms) S.E. Washington State
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A re read of it I missed that it does actually say inhalation. AND about the only thing I kinda disagree with is the smell. Often times CL abscess dont smell bad. Not great mind you but not like a normal infecting abscess.

"
The
C. pseudotuberculosis
bacteria enters the body of an
animal or a human through
the skin, by ingestion or
inhalation, or by coming in
contact with contaminated
equipment, facilities, pastures,
and feed and water troughs
where a herd may congregate"
 
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