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From dull to dead – a horse with Hendra virus

From dull to dead – a horse with Hendra virus

From dull to dead – a horse with Hendra virus  Unusual presentation: Horse depressed, breathing rapidly and sweating, with nasal discharge , and swollen eyelids and supraorbital fossae. Above: Hendra-affected lung from CSIRO EAD Field Guide (Images on this page from...
Canine ehrlichiosis in Australia

Canine ehrlichiosis in Australia

Canine ehrlichiosis in Australia Infection with E canis is a nationally notifiable disease in Australia. Vets in the north are frontline surveillance for suspect cases following its detection in May 2020. Above: Collect bloods (EDTA and serum) and ticks where possible...
Rule-out of exotic disease in feral pigs

Rule-out of exotic disease in feral pigs

Rule-out of exotic disease in feral pigs Unusual presentation: Feral pigs in poor condition and ‘sick looking’. Time and location:  January 2020, north Queensland. Case definition: Feral pigs in poor condition. Gross findings: The farmer trapped 8 pigs and...
Differentials for repro investigations

Differentials for repro investigations

Differentials for repro investigations NotifiableZoonoticDiseaseInfertilityAbortion: early 0-3Abortion: mid 4-6Abortion: late 7-9Calf born deadNeonatal lossWeak calvesDeformity Vitamin A deficiency Phosphorus deficiency Copper deficiency Selenium/Vit E deficiency...
Vesicles on the teat skin of a dairy cow

Vesicles on the teat skin of a dairy cow

Vesicles on the teat skin of a dairy cow Unusual presentation: Vesicles on the teat skin of a dairy cow. Above: Photo sent by the client. Time and location: October 2019, Malanda Queensland. Case definition: Fluid-filled vesicles on cloven-hoofed animal. Gross...