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

2019 Spring edition of case studies

Sheep

Chlamydial polyarthritis in feedlot lambs
Written by: Ruth Watt, final year veterinary student Charles Sturt University, Susan Anstey, Genecology Research Centre, University of the Sunshine Coast and Bruce Watt, Central Tablelands Local Land Services, Bathurst
In Australia Chlamydia pecorum is estimated to be present in 30% of the nation’s sheep flock and has been associated with polyarthritis, conjunctivitis and occasionally abortions ... Read More

Urea poisoning in sheep in a drought lot
Written by: Bruce Watt, District Veterinarian, Central Tablelands Local Land Services, Bathurst
This report describes a case of urea poisoning that occurred when sheep were inadvertently fed urea in a mineral mix ... Read More

Cattle

Three cases of bloat in the drought of 2019
Written by: Nik Cronin, District Veterinarian, Central West Local Land Services, Forbes
Cattle losses due to bloat, particularly ‘frothy bloat’, are generally associated with lush legume pastures and more productive seasons - this paper describes three cases of mortalities in the drought year of 2019 ... Read More

Other

Bushfire preparation for livestock owners
Written by: Alexandra Stephens, District Veterinarian, Yass
The following list provides some of the actions you can take to maximise your ability to respond to an emergency and minimise the damage to your farm and livestock ... Read More

 

 


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