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

Article Title

Blackleg in cattle

Authors

C. R. Toop

Keywords

Cattle diseases, Clostridium chauvoei, Blackleg.

First Page Number

181

Last Page Number

184

Abstract

Blackleg is almost essentially a disease of young cattle usually affecting animals between the age of six and 18 months. It is characterised by the development of crepitant swellings on the neck, chest, shoulders or hindquarters and sometimes on other parts of the body, and this is accompanied by symptoms of acute illness which in most cases terminates fatally after an interval of 18-36 hours.

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