Notes on Animal Diseases-Foot Rot and Foot Diseases of Sheep

Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Date
1961
Authors
Carroll H. T. Dr.
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Publisher
Abstract
Prior to 1938 there was some confusion about the cause of Contagious Foot Rot, and it was believed that it was due to Fusiformis necrophorus. However, in that year Professor W. 1. B. Beveridge demonstrated that the actual cause was the organism Fusiformis nodosus. Commonly Spirochaeta penortha was also present. It is usual to find Fusiformis necrophorus and other organisms present in the lesion as contaminants. There has been some suggestion recently that a virus might cause the condition, but this hypothesis has not been proved. Contagious Foot Rot is a disease which only affects sheep.
Description
Keywords
Citation
East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, XXVI (No. 4), p. 235-240
Collections