Tetanus is a disease that causes stiffness that leads to paralysis and then death.
Thisfatal disease occurs as a result of a wound becoming infected bybacteria commonly found in soil and faeces.
Therefore,animals are at high risk when using the elastic band method ofcastration as this makes a wound.
The disease is preventable by using the appropriate vaccine at the right time or as recommended by an expert.
Symptoms, Prevention and Treatment
Someof the basic signs and symptoms may include but not limited to thefollowing:
Spotson the lungs showing pneumonia Live animal:
The symptoms include fever, lack of appetite, rapid breathing, coughing, loss of condition and discharge from the nose.
Amulti-component vaccine can be used to prevent certain types of lunginfections in sheep and goats.
Sickanimals can be treated with an oxytetracycline antibiotic such asTerramycin or Hi-Tet.Hi-Tet 200 LA dosage: Intramuscularinjection.1ml/10kg livemass.Repeat after 3 days if necessary.