Staphylococcal Infection of Rabbits

Staphylococcal Infection of Rabbits

 

an infectious disease caused by staphylococci and characterized by sepsis and by the formation of local suppurative nidi. The source of the causative agent is infected rabbits, and infection occurs when the skin and mucous membranes are injured. Staphylococcal infection of rabbits is manifested by pyoderma (in newborn rabbits), abscesses, suppurative mastitis, pododermatitis, and septicemia or septicopyemia. Diagnosis is based on clinical symptoms and bacteriological tests. The disease is treated with antibiotics and other antimicrobials. Preventive and control measures include the regular clinical examination of animals, the slaughter or isolation of sick animals, the disinfection of rabbitries, and the maintenance of animals under proper sanitary conditions.

REFERENCE

Bolezni krolikov, 2nd ed. Moscow, 1974.

V. S. SLUGIN

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