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

2022 Winter edition of case studies

Sheep

Poisoning of Lambs on Mature Bambatsi Panic (Panicum coloratum) Pasture
Written by: SM Slattery, North West Local Land Services, Narrabri, NSW
This paper reports an investigation into saponin poisoning in black-headed Dorper lambs following introduction to mature Bambatsi panic dominated pasture on a property in the Wee Waa district ... Read More

Cattle

Leptospira Pomona a Likely Cause of Reduced Fertility in Angus Heifers on the Central Tablelands of NSW
Written by: Bruce Watt, District Veterinarian, Central Tablelands Local Land Services, Bathurst
Leptospirosis was provisionally diagnosed as the cause of reduced fertility in a mob of heifers in which 47/191 were found to be not pregnant at routine pregnancy testing... Read More

Deep Ulcers of Unknown Origin on the Nose and Lips of a Steer: Foot and Mouth Disease and Lumpy Skin Disease Excluded
Written by: Kylie Greentree, Hunter LLS, Maitland
In this case a producer submitted a photograph of a steer with deep ulcers on the nose and lips prompting an emergency animal disease exclusion ... Read More

Marked Variability in Nitrate Levels in Sorghum Hybrid (Sudax) Hay Contributing to Nitrate Poisoning in Cattle
Written by: Bruce Watt, District Veterinarian, Central Tablelands Local Land Services, Bathurst, NSW
The owner of a mob of 34 Murray Grey/Angus cows reported that four were found dead that morning having been fed sorghum hybrid hay ... Read More

 

 


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