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Case notes on veterinary investigations in sheep, cattle and other species

2016 Winter edition of case studies

Sheep

Ocular squamous cell carcinoma in merino ewes
Written by: Ella Duldig, PIRSA Animal Health Officer and Dr Jeremy Rogers, Senior Veterinary Officer, Murray Bridge, South Australia
Cancer eye is the most common form of ocular neoplasia in sheep and cattle with lesions typically occuring on the eye and eyelids. The cause is likely multifactorial, but predisposing factors may include ... Read More

Ulcerative balanitis in rams – ‘An enigmatic disease of unknown aetiology’
Written by: Bruce Watt, Central Tablelands LLS and Petrea Wait, South East LLS and Shaun Slattery North West LLS
Balanitis or balanoposthitis is occasionally encountered, especially in young rams, usually associated with joining. In Australia the condition was first described in young Border Leicester rams but has subsequently been seen in a range of breeds ... Read More

Cattle

A case of possible ‘Bronopol’ poisoning in calves
Written by: J Rogers BVSc, Senior veterinary Officer, Flaxley Agriculture Centre, PIRSA
Bronopol is a commonly used preservative in milk that is added to fresh milk prior to storage and testing for a range of production parameters. After the milk has been tested, it is collected by farmers who feed it to livestock ... Read more