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Old Sep 9th 2011, 09:34 PM   #16
 
  Apr 2009
  Alabaster, Alabama
Thanks dr.joe
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Old Sep 15th 2011, 08:29 AM   #17
 
  Feb 2010
I have had a lot of experience battling CL in WTD. Here is a TVMDL cultured and confirmed case of arcanobacterium pyogenes (CL). This was in a 2.5 year old buck. The buck was in ~10 acre pen and the abscess grew rapidly! Also, TVMDL has cultured CL from multiple other submissions of mine: abscess in the mouth (lip), hoof abscess, and lungs. As Dr. Joe mentioned, once it is in the soil, it is very contagious. When I actually treat these animals and drain the abscesses, I always wear gloves.



The Kerr WMA had their own autogenous vaccine made to treat CL because they have had trouble with it in their pens as well.
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Old Sep 15th 2011, 05:09 PM   #18
 
  Mar 2009
  Blairstown, LA
It is my understanc=ing that the vaccine does not kill an already infected animal. It does in most cases keep the abcesses in check, but unless I am wrong, an animal infected with CL will always be so.
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Old Sep 16th 2011, 05:34 PM   #19
 
  Dec 2010
  the beautiful farm country of western NY
I think you forgot your gloves in that second pic...wink
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