November 11, 2013 at 11:09 pm #978MikeKeymaster
So much has gone haywire since the Weather Modification, Controlling
the Weather, aka Chemtrails, begun in earnest in 1998.
This operation (chemtrails, Weather Modification) is without your
consent and for the most part, without the knowledge of ordinary
“””The disease – not known in New Zealand before 1997 – peaked
between 1998 and 2001 with an estimated 60 per cent of farms in
Southland and South Otago reporting outbreaks.”””
Salmonella brandenburg resurgent in southern sheep flocks
09 September 2005
The number of southern farms reporting outbreaks of the disease
salmonella brandenburg is nearing levels reached during 2000, the
peak of the first outbreak.
The brandenburg strain can cause diarrhoea, abortions, infertility
and death in sheep and bloody diarrhoea and death calves. It can
also spread to humans.
An estimated 200 sheep farms in Otago and Southland have reported
the disease, but there are fewer infected ewes than in previous
Bruce Bissett, a senior veterinarian in Balclutha, said infection
rates within flocks ranged from 1 per cent to 6 per cent.
He said about 50 farms in South Otago had reported outbreaks, but he
expected there to be more as farmers realised what the problem was.
The outbreak has surprised vets during a mild winter, which has
meant ewes were in excellent condition and stress levels were low.
The disease – not known in New Zealand before 1997 – peaked between
1998 and 2001 with an estimated 60 per cent of farms in Southland
and South Otago reporting outbreaks.
Some farmers had 200 ewes abort their lambs and high numbers of ewes
In 2002, 104 salmonella brandenburg cases were reported on Otago and
Southland sheep farms, compared with 208 the previous year and 295
at the peak in 2000.
But in 2003, Southland Hospital paediatric registrar, Rachel Clarke
announced a serious and more virulent strain of salmonella
brandenburg had been found in three Southland children.
Instead of being contained within the stomach and intestines where
it caused severe diarrhoea and vomiting, the virulent strain moved
into the bloodstream of the three children aged between six months
and eight years.
One child had a salmonella B meningitis, the second had
osteomyelitis and the third child developed a painful and serious
mono arthritis in the hip, she said.
“The infection is becoming invasive and children, especially those
under five, are very, very vulnerable,” she said
Among humans, the disease has infected veterinarians, veterinary
workers, sheep and dairy farmers, farm workers, slink skin handlers
as well as children.
Mr Bissett said immunity levels in sheep flocks had dropped as
farmers concentrated vaccination on two-tooths, which in the past
had been the most susceptible.
But there were reports this lambing season of more multiple births,
which would place stress on ewes and make them susceptible to
Andrew Roe, a partner in Central Southland Vets, said farm infection
levels were approaching the peak of 2000.
“It is pretty bad, with similar levels to the early years,” he said.
The severity on farms was not as high, with many having 30 to 40
ewes infected but there had been some reports of 100 ewes aborting
If a ewe aborted, the dead lamb and membrane should be picked up and
disinfectant splashed around the area.
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