Cattle diseases, Clostridium chauvoei, Blackleg.
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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.
Toop, C. R.
"Blackleg in cattle,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3: Vol. 7
, Article 10.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture3/vol7/iss2/10