Septicemia in calves

Septicemia in calves

Heather Smith Thomas

Western Cowman

On occasion a calf develops an infection in which bacteria or their toxins get into the bloodstream and travel throughout the body, creating a condition called septicemia. Some types of toxin-forming bacteria (usually gaining entrance to the body via the GI tract, after damaging the gut lining and slipping through it) cause very rapid death.

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