caseous lymphadenitis


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caseous lymphadenitis

[′kā·shəs lim‚fad·ən′ī·dəs]
(veterinary medicine)
A chronic bacterial disease of sheep and goats caused by Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis, characterized by caseation of the lymph glands and sometimes the lungs, liver, spleen, and kidneys.
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CASEOUS Lymphadenitis (CLA) is a significant cause of loss to the sheep industry worldwide.
The National Sheep Association (NSA) is urging sheep keepers to be vigilant against the ever-increasing level of Caseous Lymphadenitis (CLA) that is being discovered in the UK sheep flock.
Around 20pc of flocks in the terminal sire sector across Britain have been identified as being infected with caseous lymphadenitis (CLA) says Meat and Livestock Commission veterinary scientist Derek Armstrong.