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is an infectious disease
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caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis
found mostly in goats and sheep that at present has no cure
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. It manifests itself predominantly in the form of large, pus-filled cysts on the neck, sides and udders of goats and sheep. The disease is spread mostly from an animal coming in contact with pus from a burst cyst on an infected animal, but the disease is highly contagious and is thought to also be spread by coughing http://www.goatworld.com/articles/cl/
or even by flies http://www.tennesseemeatgoats.com/articles2/abscesses.html
. Studies have found CL incidence in commercial goat herds as high as 30% http://www.luresext.edu/goats/library/newsletter/winter00.pdf