braxy


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braxy

(ˈbræksɪ)
n
(Veterinary Science) an acute and usually fatal bacterial disease of sheep characterized by high fever, coma, and inflammation of the fourth stomach, caused by infection with Clostridium septicum
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Clostridial vaccines Clostridial diseases such as pulpy kidney and braxy are a major threat to unvaccinated or improperly vaccinated sheep.
Crofters no longer have to subsist on a few braxy sheep and a Shetland pony.
He warns that the colostrum lambs receive from the ewe shortly after birth only gives them protection for a limited time against pasteurellosis and the clostridial diseases like pulpy kidney, braxy, blackleg and tetanus.