Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Enteritis in Neonatal and Juvenile Ruminants

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Abstract

Common causes of infectious enteritis in neonate and juvenile ruminants include viral, bacterial, and protozoal pathogens. The most common presenting sign in ruminants with infectious enteritis is diarrhea. Diagnosis of the cause of enteritis has important zoonotic and herd health implications. Severity of clinical signs with similar pathogens may differ between calves and small ruminants. Treatment of enteritis involves supportive care to correct fluid and electrolyte imbalances, provision of nutritional support for neonates, prevention and treatment of endotoxemia or sepsis, and pathogen-specific treatments when relevant and available.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America - Food Animal Practice
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StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2017

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Keywords

  • Diarrhea
  • Enteritis
  • Infection
  • Juvenile
  • Neonate
  • Ruminant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Animals

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