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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 (1943)...Could this be Ephemeral Fever?...

A Puzzling Complaint by FJ Madden

In this district over the past number of years there has been a complaint affecting cattle of all ages, types and condition. It has been seen in fat and store bullocks, wet and dry cows, and in young cattle down to calves a few weeks old... Read More

From the 2020-21 Summer Edition...Sudden death from nitrate intoxication...

Nitrate poisoning in transported Brahman weaners fed organically fertilised Rhodes Grass hay by Jack Donkin and Elizabeth Bolin

A group of cattle arrived in the early hours at a property near Casino, NSW, after a long journey from Queensland. The cattle were unloaded into a holding yard where they were supplied Rhodes grass (Chloris gayana) hay... Read more

Image of bovine eye post mortem showing brown appearance

What's your diagnosis...?
Feathers, feathers, feathers

Head to the article to find out if you are correct.

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