Listeriosis in Goats

By Karen Kopf Goat Notes are educational materials for you to Print, Save, and Share! CLICK HERE to get your pdf! Listeriosis, also called Circling Disease and Silage sickness, is a life-threatening disease caused by bacteria Listeria monocytogenes and Listeriaivanovii. Listeria is zoonotic and can be transferred to humans. It thrives inaerobic conditions and can withstand temperatures from 34-113 degrees F.It persists almost anywhere, including soil, manure piles, gastrointestinaltracts, the top layer of silage, and moldy hay or feed. It is also commonlyfound in the feces of infected birds, animals, fish, and insects as well assewage.Outbreaks in livestock are most prevalent in spring and fall. People and animals in good health are usually not affected by listeria, but in humans the highest risk is for pregnant women and the immunocompromised. It can be carried by a host with no symptoms and can be shed in milk and feces. Facebook0Twitter0Linkedin0Pinterest0Email0Print1X Reddit0

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