Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Is CL treatable?

There is a new web site that seeks to dispel the commonly-held belief that there is no treatment for CL (caseous lymphadenitis). The title of the web site is Use of autogenous vaccine in the treatment of caseous lymphadenitis (CL,CLA) in goats. The url is http://www.clgoatcare.org/

Could be a CL abscessCL is a contagious bacterial disease that affects sheep and goats. It is characterized by abscess formations in the skin, internal and external lymph nodes, and internal organs. It is caused by the bacteria Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis.

In the web site, Susan M. Straumann, owner of a farm sanctuary, shares her experiences treating a CL-infected goat. She has done considerable research into the topic, including researching USDA regulations pertaining to the use of autogenous vaccines.

Use of information from the web site is at the user's risk.


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