Yersiniosis is a type of gastroenteritis (gastro) caused by the (germ) bacterium Yersinia. Yersiniosis can affect anyone, however, it is more common in young children.
The case fatality rate of 47-50% is similar to that estimated by Callinan et al (1988) of 55-60%.The epidemiology of enteric yersiniosis in Australian bovidae is complex.Callahan et al (1988) described key features of the 'flood mud scour' syndrome during outbreaks in 1983 to 1985.
Yersiniosis usually responds well to antibiotic treatment. The first step is to separate the sick animals. Other animals in the group should be moved from the contaminated area.