be isolated from the soil and from faeces of many animals, including cats and dogs.
Generally cause no clinical signs in
cats and dogs.
enterocolitica has been associated
with mild gastroenteritis in puppies.
cause gastroenteritis, abdominal lymphadenitis and multiple caseous abscesses
in liver, kidneys and spleen.
In man, particularly young children,
both can cause severe disease.
TREATMENT AND CONTROL
If a cat or dog is shown to be shedding Y.
enterocolitica or Y.
its faeces, then treatment with tetracyclines or potentiated sulphonamides may be
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