Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis is reported in Louisiana

12/8/2011 | KATC-TV (Acadiana, La.)

Louisiana veterinarians have reported more than 30 equine cases of pigeon fever, caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis, which results in abscesses on horses' abdomens and chests. It is highly transmissible between horses via fomites such as clothing, boots, instruments and farm equipment and can sometimes cross species, infecting cattle and, on rare occasions, humans. Good sanitation, quarantine of affected animals, and appropriate veterinary care are needed to control this infection.

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