Septicemia and Meningitis in the Newborn Calf

  title={Septicemia and Meningitis in the Newborn Calf},
  author={Gilles Fecteau and Bradford P Smith and Lisle W George},
  journal={The Veterinary clinics of North America. Food animal practice},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={195-208, vii-viii}
Neonatal infections and sepsis occur most frequently in calves with failure of passive transfer. If the invading bacteria are not rapidly controlled, they can set up focal infections, such as in growth plates, joints, or meninges, or generalized sepsis may occur. If not successfully treated, sepsis can lead to a systemic inflammatory response, multiple organ dysfunction syndromes, septic shock, and death. Treatments are based on selecting an appropriate antimicrobial drug and dosage, supportive… CONTINUE READING


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