Pneumonia in Sheep on the Central and Southern Tablelands of NSW

Bruce Watt, Robert Barwell, Ian Links

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    It is presumed that these bacteria are secondary invaders, with the primary agent either a Mycoplasma or a Parainfluenza 3 virus (St George 1971, 1972). Numerous other bacteria, presumably secondary invaders, have been described including Escherichia coli, Neisseria spp and Klebsiella spp. (St George 1972).Lungworms (Dictyocaulis filaria, Meullerus capillaris and Protostrongylus rufescens) have all been found in Australia (St George 1972). While lungworm was once relatively common, it is now rarely diagnosed, presumably because of the widespread use of broad-spectrum anthelmintics.Caseous lymphadenitis (CLA) (Corynebacterium ovis) sometimes causes lung abscessation. The prevalence of CLA has declined over the past two decades, presumably in part due to the adoption of vaccination (Bush et al, 2011).Aspiration pneumonia is occasionally encountered subsequent to the accidental inhalation of drenches and other products administered orally and because of plunge dipping.The important contagious respiratory tumours, sheep pulmonary adenomatosis (ovine pulmonary adenocarcinoma, Jaagsiekte) and maedi are exotic to Australia.REFERENCESBush RD, Barnett R, Links IJ and Windsor PA (2011). Using abattoir surveillance and producer surveys to investigate the prevalence and current preventative management of caseous lymphadenitis in Merino flocks in Australia. Animal Production Science 52 (7), 675-679St. George TD (1971) A survey of sheep throughout Australia for antibody to Parainfluenza Type 3 virus and to mucosal disease virus. Aust vet J 47:8, 370-374St. George TD (1972) Investigations of respiratory disease of sheep in Australia. Aust vet J 48:6, 318-222.Pneumonia in sheep on the central and southern tablelands of NSW Bruce Watt1 Robert Barwell2 and Ian Links31Tablelands Livestock Health and Pest Authority, Bathurst, NSW 27952Department of Primary Industries NSW, Albury NSW 26403EH Graham Centre, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW 2650NSW abattoir surveillance conducte
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages2
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    EventInternational Sheep Veterinary Congress (ISVC) - Rotorua, New Zealand, New Zealand
    Duration: 18 Feb 201322 Feb 2013


    ConferenceInternational Sheep Veterinary Congress (ISVC)
    Country/TerritoryNew Zealand


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