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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Article Title

Black-leg in cattle

Authors

F C. Wilkinson

Keywords

Cattle, Clostridium, Disease control

First Page Number

61

Abstract

BLACK-LEG is still a serious disease of cattle in the South West coastal region, causing deaths in young cattle.

The disease is characterised by hot swollen muscles, acute lameness and rapid death.

Cattle affected are usually 6 to 12 months old, in fat condition, and grazing on lush pastures.

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