Cattle Diseases: Listerosis

Cattle Diseases:  Listerosis

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Listeriosis, a disease of the central nervous system, is caused by the  bacterium Listeria moncytogenes.  This bacterium can live almost anywhere–in soil, manure piles, and grass.  Listeriosis is common in cattle, sheep and goats and can occur in pigs, dogs, and cats, some wild animals, and humans.  Animals infected with Listeria can show signs restlessness, loss of appetite, fever and nervous system disorders. 

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