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Colibacteriosis (colibacteriosis) (Escherichiosis, colidia, colisepsis) is an acute disease of young farm animals, manifested by septicemia, toxemia and enteritis.

Etiology. The causative agent is Escherichia coli. This is a gram-negative bacillus with rounded ends, 2-3 x 0.4-0.6 μm in size, does not form a spore, does not form a capsule, with the exception of certain strains of serogroups 08, 09, 0101. Escherichia grow well on ordinary nutrient media at a temperature 37 ° C and pH 7.2-7.4. In soil, manure, water and livestock buildings, the pathogen lasts 1-2 months. They have a detrimental effect on Escherichia: 4% hot sodium hydroxide solution, clarified bleach solution with a content of 3% active chlorine, 20% suspension of freshly slaked lime.

Epizootological data. Young animals of all types of farm animals are susceptible to colibacteriosis, starting from the first days of life. The source of the causative agent of the infection are patients and bacteria carriers. The pathogen is transmitted with colostrum, feed, water, through manure, litter and care items contaminated with feces and urine. Infection often occurs by alimentary route, less often - by aerogenic and intrauterine. The disease proceeds in the form of enzootia.

The course and symptoms. Colibacteriosis of calves, piglets, lambs occurs in enteric, enterotoxemic (edematous) and septic forms. The course of the disease is super-acute, acute, subacute and chronic. The incubation period from several hours to 2 days.

The ultra-acute course of colibacteriosis corresponds to the septic form of the disease and is inherent in newborns in the first 1-3 days. It is accompanied by refusal of food, a sharp increase in body temperature to 41-420C, increased heart rate, respiration and high mortality. The acute and subacute course corresponds to enterotoxemic and enteric forms of the disease, is more often observed at 3-5 days of age and is accompanied by general depression, profuse diarrhea. Feces are liquid, yellowish or gray-white in color with gas bubbles.

Colibacteriosis is placed taking into account epizootological data, clinical signs, pathological changes and the results of bacteriological studies. The diagnosis is considered established if the selected culture is assigned to the genus Escherichia, is typed or pathogenic for laboratory animals; when isolating a culture of Escherichia, with one or more types of adhesive antigens.

Differential diagnosis. Colibacteriosis is differentiated from diarrhea of ​​non-infectious origin, salmonellosis, streptococcosis, pasteurellosis, adeno-, rota- and coronavirus infections. In piglets additionally from viral gastroenteritis, dysentery.

Treatment. It is necessary to begin treatment when the first signs of the disease appear. Bacteriophage, hyperimmune serum, gamma globulin are used. Antibiotics are prescribed in accordance with the results of determining the sensitivity of the selected pathogen, the most effective are (enroxil, flumequin, kanamycin, cobactan, gentamicin, etc.), and sulfonamide (sulfazole, sulfadimethoxine, etc.) and nitrofuran (furazolidone, furazidine, etc. can also be used. .) preparations. Symptomatic agents are used to restore water-salt metabolism, acid-base balance, neutralize toxins and compensate for the deficiency of proteins, carbohydrates and vitamins in the body.

Prevention and control measures. Prevention is based on a complex of organizational, economic, anti-epizootic, zootechnical, veterinary-sanitary and zoohygienic measures aimed at increasing the resistance of mothers and young animals, ensuring hygiene of childbirth, and also preventing infection of animals through environmental objects. Timely vaccination of pregnant cows and pregnant sows, passive immunization of newborns with specific immune serum and gamma globulins. In the first hours of life, non-specific globulins, ABA, PABA, acidophilus are used as prophylactic agents.
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  15. Literature
    Alikaev V.A., Podkopaev V.M. Treatment of newborn calves with dyspepsia. Ministry of Agriculture of the USSR, 1966 46 p. Bugakov Yu.F., Lavrov A.I., Donchenko A.S., Shkil N.A., Petlyakovsky V.A. The system of obtaining and raising healthy calves in the CJSC Irmen breeding plant (Recommendations). Krasnoobsk, 2001. Dzhupina S.I. Colitoxicobacteriosis is a factor infection. Veterinary of Siberia, 2001, No. 5, pp. 14-15
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