Vaccine investment vital for long-term herd health

Lambert, Charlie
February 2008
Farmers Weekly;2/29/2008, p82
Trade Publication
The article explains a major cause of sudden death of yearling heifers after a windy weather. One cause of sudden deaths is one of the oldest bacteria of them all: clostridia. Clostridia are a family of bacteria that have a rather unusual method of surviving when conditions do not suit them. They form protective spores to survive in soil and within body tissues and only emerge when conditions are right for their rapid growth. To emerge from their spores and start multiplying, most forms of clostridial bacteria prefer a reduction in oxygen supply.


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