Shipping fever

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Shipping fever is an infection caused by Pasteurella multocida in cattle and sheep.

Shipping fever may also be caused by Mannheimia haemolytica, in the absence of P. multocida,[1][2] and M. haemolytica serovar A1 is known as the most common cause of the disease.[1] The pathologic condition commonly arises where the causative organism becomes established by secondary infection, following a primary bacterial or viral infection, which may occur after stress[disambiguation needed], e.g. from handling or transport.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Zecchinon L, Fett T, Desmecht D (2005). "How Mannheimia haemolytica defeats host defence through a kiss of death mechanism". Vet. Res. 36 (2): 133–56. doi:10.1051/vetres:2004065. PMID 15720968. 
  2. ^ a b Brogden KA, Lehmkuhl HD, Cutlip RC (1998). "Pasteurella haemolytica complicated respiratory infections in sheep and goats". Vet. Res. 29 (3–4): 233–54. PMID 9689740.