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ListeriaCaused by:  Bacteria – Listeria monocytogenes/ivanovii

How is the disease spread  / Information:  Soil borne, contaminated silage and hay/straw

Appearance of the abortion:  Abort typically in last third of pregnancy when Dead lambs. The ewe will appear OK. The lambs liver may have necrotic lesions (spots)

Treatment: None?

Prevention:   Avoid feeding soil contaminated silage/hay

How to control the disease: Discuss with your vet a plan to reduce the risk of infection and manage the disease.

Other disease causing abortions

e.g Brucellosis -  Further information unavailable at this time.

Always discuss abortions with your vet and investigate the cause as it may become more widespread

Measures to take when abortions occur

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