(CLA, boils, abscesses, cheesy gland)
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Chronic, contagious disease caused by the bacteria Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis
Entry can be from unsanitary shearing wounds and/or cuts (superficial CLA) or via the digestive or respiratory tract (visceral CLA)
Causes lesions, unilateral enlargement of the lymph nodes, and occasionally invades the lungs and spleen

Prevention / Handling
Use sanitary practices for shearing
Cull any carriers·
Isolate infected animals immediately
Vaccination programs work, if started with the young and administered annual boosters
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Typical abscesses associated with the superficial form of CLA
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