Update on caseous lymphadenitis in sheep
01 Mar 2020
Gascoigne, E., Ogden, N., Lovatt, F., Davies, P.
Background: Caseous lymphadenitis (CLA), caused by the gram-positive bacteria Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis, has been present in Great Britain since the 1980s and is now considered endemic. CLA is considered to be an iceberg disease; that is, it is a production-limiting disease, characterised by slow insidious onset, that has production-limiting effects in a larger proportion of the flock than is exhibiting clinical signs at any given point in time.
Aim of the article: The disease has been previously reviewed in In Practice (