Hematologic and Lymphatic Diseases

Chapter 64 Hematologic and Lymphatic Diseases

Several conditions can affect the hematologic and lymphatic systems. These conditions include those that lead to anemia, swollen lymph nodes, and multisystemic diseases. These conditions are often difficult to diagnose and treat, especially if they are affecting more than one body system.


Caseous lymphadenitis is not uncommon in sheep and goat herds. Certain breeds and management practices predispose a herd to this disease. Caseous lymphadenitis is caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis. Infection most commonly spreads through breaks in the skin, such as when shearing, tail docking, and running through dip tanks. The organism can survive for long periods in damp, dark areas such as soil and manure.

Aug 31, 2016 | Posted by in GENERAL | Comments Off on Hematologic and Lymphatic Diseases
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