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Outbreaks of tetanus in beef cattle and sheep in Brazil associated with disophenol injection.

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  • 1Department of Veterinary Pathology, UFRGS, CEP. 91540-000, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil. davetpat@vortex.ufrgs.br

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Outbreaks of tetanus, in which 297 beef cattle and 50 sheep were affected and died, were associated with the injection of a Clostridium tetani-contaminated anthelmintic (disophenol). The disease was observed on five farms in Rio Grande Sul, Brazil.

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