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Arthritis & Joint-ill in lambs

Published 28th April 2015 | Article by Megan Thomas
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Arthritis & Joint-ill in lambs

Arthritis & Joint-ill in lambs

The most common cause in the UK is a bug called Streptococcus dysgaloctia, usually infecting the lamb through the naval.

All bugs sampled were resistant to tetracycline. This throws doubt on the common use of oxytetracycline aerosols for navel dressing & emphasising the importance of colostrum intake.

Based on information from – Vet record (2015) 176 P435