EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The 2017 Calf & Heifer Congress will take an expansive look at one of the serious challenges to calf rearing facing the region, namely Salmonella dublin.
For over two decades since its appearance in the Northeast, dublin has methodically spread to dozens of dairy operations in New York. Mortality rates can exceed 25% from what appears to be severe and rapidly developing pneumonia. These cases are often confused with other respiratory pathogens particularly when necropsies and diagnostic tests have not been done.
Salmonella dublin is resistant to most approved antibiotics, can exist in a herd in a carrier state and is not controlled well by available vaccines. In addition, humans can contract dublin.
The conference presenters will explore dublin’s clinical signs, diagnosis, herd risk, control, best management practices, use of vaccines and antibiotics and new, non-antibiotic strategies for improving resistance.
–CCE – Genesee County
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