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Be on the Lookout for Prevent Pigeon Fever

Livestock owners need to be on the lookout for Pigeon Fever to appear again in livestock this year. Over 60 Florida horses, mainly in Walton and Okaloosa Counties, were infected with this disease in 2012.   Pigeon Fever is an infection caused by the bacteria, Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis that lives in the soil and is spread …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/05/18/be-on-the-lookout-for-prevent-pigeon-fever/

Pigeon Fever Cases Confirmed in Northwest Florida

A large animal veterinarian in north Florida has confirmed four cases of Pigeon Fever in Okaloosa and Walton Counties. Pigeon Fever is an infection caused by the bacteria, Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis.  There are three forms of this disease: external abscesses, internal infection, ulcerative lymphangitis (limb infections). The most common form is external abscesses of the pectoral or ventral …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/04/20/pigeon-fever-cases-confirmed-in-northwest-florida/