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Abscess fusiformis

Foot abscess is just one of the possible results of infection by Fusiformis. This necrobacillosis can also cause lesions in the mouth, throat, umbilicus, liver and lungs of deer.

How does the problem spread?
What are the symptoms?
Effect on deer production
Control and treatment
Ways to treat foot abscess
Ways to treat oral abscesses and/or fever

More resources

Information on Fusobacteriosis is available in a convenient DINZ Deer Fact sheet (September 2015). Download your own copy here >>

Deer Industry New Zealand funded workshops on deer lameness in 2023.  The observations from these workshops are recorded here:  Necrobacilliosis and lameness in deer.  Dr Pania Flint, Farmhealth Veterinary Services. 

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