Clostridium tetani

Disease Overview

The bacterium found to cause tetanus in cows.

Merck Animal Health Solutions

For Clostridium tetani

Shown to be effective for the vaccination of healthy cattle 3 months of age or older against disease caused by Clostridium chauvoei, Cl. septicum, Cl. novyi Type B, Cl. haemolyticum, Cl. sordellii, Cl. tetani and Cl. perfringens Types C and D.

Clinical Signs

  • Localized stiffness
  • Intensified reflexes
  • Easily excited
  • Spasms
  • Sweating