DPC 33, Guidelines on Brucellosis and other Milkborne Diseases

Item #: DPC-033

Published: 2016

Pages: 10

Brucellosis is a highly contagious disease of cattle, which is also communicable to humans. No known cure for the disease in cattle exists. Since brucellosis spreads rapidly from infected to susceptible cattle, the only acceptable method of control is to completely eradicate it by systematically seeking out potentially diseased cattle, testing them and shipping the reactors directly to slaughter. A substantial program of calfhood vaccination has been practiced in the United States to produce immunity, decrease exposure and depress infection of susceptible cattle to brucellosis disease. Vaccination programs have been successful in eliminating brucellosis from all but a few herds in the United States.

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Table of Contents:
BRUCELLOSIS IN CATTLE
     SYMPTOMS OF BRUCELLOSIS 
     DIAGNOSIS
     HOW INFECTION SPREADS
     LOCATION OF THE ORGANISM
     INCUBATION PERIOD
     DON'T DECEIVE YOURSELF
THE FARMER'S RESPONSIBILITY
     BLOOD TESTING REPLACEMENTS
     SANITATION
STATE-FEDERAL RESPONSIBILITY
     SURVEILLANCE TESTING
     BRUCELLA RING TEST  (BRT)
MARKET CATTLE IDENTIFICATION PROGRAM (MCI)
FARM VISITORS
BRUCELLOSIS IN DAIRY GOATS
HUMAN BRUCELLOSIS
     SOURCE OF INFECTION
     SYMPTOMS
     DIAGNOSIS
     TREATMENT
     PREVENTION
ADDITIONAL MILKBORNE DISEASES THAT AFFECT HUMANS
     CAMPYLOBACTERIOSIS
     LISTERIOSIS
     SALMONELLOSIS
     TUBERCULOSIS (TB)
     YERSINIOSIS

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DPC 33, Guidelines on Brucellosis and other Milkborne Diseases

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