Tag Archives: Bovine

What’s Your Diagnosis #6

What’s your diagnosis #6 History: A 15 month old Angus steer became recumbent and could not rise. What are some differential diagnoses for acute weakness and recumbency in cattle? ************* The steer was treated with thiamine and penicillin, but  was … Continue reading

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Polioencephalomalacia in a calf

Polioencephalomalacia in a calf History:  A 1 month-old Charolais cross was submitted for necropsy, from a herd where several were found acting “goofy” and walking in circles with foam and blood coming from their mouths. They died within 1 hour … Continue reading

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Multifocal hepatic necrosis in a bovine fetus -BHV-1

Multifocal hepatic necrosis in a bovine fetus (IBR, BHV-1) History: Two aborted bovine fetuses were submitted.  One had been partially scavenged, the other was intact.   The herd was vaccinated with a modifed live IBR vaccine.   There are 24 … Continue reading

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Blackleg in a herd of Steer- Clostridium chauvoei

History: A steer was found dead with no prior clinical signs. The farm had 12 animals die (of 550) over the past 10 days. Gross Findings: Subcutaneous and muscular emphysema throughout the animal. There was moderate to severe retroperitoneal and … Continue reading

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