publication . Article . 2012

Field Epidemiology of an Outbreak of Hemorrhagic Septicemia in Dromedary Population of Greater Cholistan Desert (Pakistan)

Fraz Munir Khan;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012 Journal: Pakistan Veterinary Journal (issn: 0253-8318, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
An outbreak of a respiratory disease occurred in the dromedary population of Greater Cholistan desert, which was quite foreign to the locale. The duration of outbreak was more than a month (from the mid of November 2010 to the mid of December 2010). Prevalence, cumulative mortality and case fatality of outbreak were 0.79, 0.018 and 0.023, respectively. The disease was characterized by pyrexia (up to 107.4ºF), severe dyspnea due to choking of nasal cavity with thick gummy material and abortion during late gestation. The disease ran a clinical course of 5-7 days. Febrile carcasses showed congestion of all visceral organs, petechial hemorrhages on the serosal surfa...
Medical Subject Headings: animal diseases
free text keywords: Camels, Dromedary, Field Epidemiology, Greater Cholistan, Hemorrhagic Septicemia, Pasteurella multocida, Animal culture, SF1-1100, Veterinary medicine, SF600-1100
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