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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.
  • Fever
    • 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.