Beef Cattle Clostridial Diseases

Clostridial bacteria are widespread and found as normal inhabitants of the soil and the intestines of animals. They are anaerobic, which means they can only grow in the absence of oxygen. When oxygen is present they form spores which survive in the soil for many years. The clostridial diseases of importnace to New Zealand farmers are

  • Tetanus
  • Blackleg
  • Malignant
  • Oedema
  • Pulpy Kidney
  • Black Disease.