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

2022-23 Summer edition of case studies


An interesting neuropathy in Suffolk rams
Written by: Bruce Watt, Central Tablelands Local Land Services, Bathurst, Anne Jordan, Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute, Menangle and Peter Windsor, Professor Emeritus, Sydney School of Veterinary Science
In this case, two young Suffolk rams developed progressive hindquarter weakness in sequential years ... Read More

Follicular (epidermal inclusion) cysts diagnosed and sheep pox and sheep scab ruled out in a lamb in an abattoir consignment
Written by: Jeremy Rogers, Senior Veterinary Officer, PIRSA, Murray Bridge, SA and Effie Lee, Veterinary Pathologist
In this case, in a mob of 50 lambs submitted for slaughter, one lamb had unusual skin lesions ... Read More

Polioencephalomalacia with gross brain lesions in feedlot lambs
Written by: Benn Bryant, District Veterinarian, Central West Local Land Services, Dubbo
Six fedlot lambs were found dead with no premonitory signs over a one-week period ... Read More

Transit tetany in lambs post crutching, one may have responded to thiamine treatment
Written by: Jeremy Rogers, Senior Veterinary Officer, PIRSA, Murray Bridge, SA
Transit tetany typically occurs in sheep subjected to transport stress, but it can also occur in sheep deprived of feed or water during yarding and handling ... Read More


Two cases of Malignant Catarrhal Fever in beef cattle on the Central West Slopes of NSW
Written by: Nik Cronin DV, Central West LLS, Forbes and Mel Martyn, Private Veterinary Practitioner, Lachlan Valley Veterinary Clinic, Forbes
Malignant Catarrhal Fever is a generally fatal disease of susceptible cloven-hoofed species, caused by infection with a herpesvirus carried by an asymptomatic natural host ... Read More


Low pathogenic avian influenza in wild teal ducks
Written by: Zi Yi Lim, District Veterinarian, Local Land Services, Broken Hill
On the morning of the 27th February, 40-50 dead teal ducks were found scattered throughout Cobar ... Read More

Dr Peter John Healy 1940-2019 (Obituary)
Written by: K Walker B O'Rourke J Dennis Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute, Menangle, Australia
Peter's scientific contribution was recognised in the Australia Day Honours List in 1992 with a Public Service Medal, and a 40 year Meritorious Service award ... Read More



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