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

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Articles highlighting veterinary investigations of disease incidents in sheep flocks, cattle herds and other livestock species, mostly in New South Wales, Australia that may prove of interest to veterinarians and students of veterinary science.

From the Archives (1964)...Fortuitously, CCl4 is no longer a common drench for sheep...

Carbon tetrachloride poisoning by CH Gallagher

Studies on the pathogenesis of poisoning by carbon tetrachloride have shown that it enters liver cells soon after administration and dissolves into the cell lipids... Read More

From the 2020 Spring Edition...Staggers from eating marshmallow...

Small flowered mallow (Malva parviflora) intoxication (marshmallow staggers) by Jillian Kelly

Marshmallow staggers seems to produce two clinically distinct syndromes - tremors and exercise intolerance in suckling lambs, and ataxia and exercise intolerance in weaners or adult sheep... Read more

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