Farm Animal Patient Symptoms Definitions for Isolation and Restriction
Definitions for Farm Animal patients:
- Diarrhea – Three consecutive bowel movements that do not sit above the bedding.
- Bovine = Any animal with a rectal temperature > 39.5°C
- Small Ruminant = Any animal with a rectal temperature > 40°C
- Physiologic diarrhea – May not be pathogen-related i.e. resulting from oral therapy with an electrolyte solution, treatment with a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, administration of oral laxatives or cathartics, or existence of a known disease that may cause a non-Salmonella diarrhea.