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

2023 Spring edition of case studies


Cutaneous lymphoma in a Friesian heifer
Written by: Ben Weir, Production Animal Vets, Paris Creek, SA, Graeme Knowles, Specialist Veterinary Anatomic Pathologist, Gribbles and Jeremy Rogers, Strathalbyn, SA
Unusual firm lumps were observed on a 10-month-old Holstein dairy heifer from a herd of approximately 200 animals on a property, with no other animals affected ... Read More

Toxic hepatopathy (suspected phomopsin intoxication) in cattle grazing lupin stubbles
Written by: Erika Bunker, Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute, Menangle and Kate Atkinson, Central West Local Land Services, Coonabarabran
In late June 2023, three cows from a mob of 32 adult Hereford and Hereford-cross cattle on a property near Coonamble were found dead ... Read More


Do cattle lose their NLIS devices in trucks?
Written by: Bruce Watt and Katrina Crawford, Central Tablelands Local Land Services, Bathurst
In all the project scanned 556 head of cattle consisting of 20 consignments in 27 truckloads, recording the details of each truck and crate aiming for a mix of small and larger units ... Read More

Suspect enterotoxaemia Type D in a llama (Lama glama)
Written by: Shaun Slattery, District Veterinarian, Local Land Services, Narrabri
This case report outlines an investigation into sudden death in a llama where many of the predisposing factors and gross pathology common with enterotoxaemia Type D in sheep were present ... Read More



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