Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3


Western Australia, Actinomycosis, Actinobacillosis, Lumpy jaw, Wooden tongue, Cattle, Pig, Chronic infections disease

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Actinomycosis and actinobacillosis, commonly known as "lumpy jaw" and "wooden tongue" respectively, are chronic infective diseases which are most commonly encountered in cattle, occasionally in pigs, and much less frequently in the other domestic animals and man. They are characterised by the presence of tumour-like swellings and exude pus containing yellow sulphur-like granules. These swellings are commonly found in or on the jawbones and tongue, but may be found on occasions, in other parts of the body such as the lungs, liver, spleen, etc.

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