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Abstract

The role of corynebacteria in perinatal lamb mortality.

Abstract

Among five species from 44 cases of neonatal mortality in lambs, four were C. pyogenes, C. pseudotuberculosis, C. renale and C. equi; 13 strains were unidentified diphtheroids and were regarded as being "intermediate" species. The importance of these unidentified diphtheroids is not known. The corynebacteria were responsible for abortion, navel-ill, pyaemia, pneumonia, pericarditis, meningitis, cerebral abscess, hepatitis and were suspected as a cause of neonatal mortality in lambs. (AS).