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Sudden death of heifers due to Tick Fever

Sudden death of heifers due to Tick Fever

Sudden death of heifers due to Tick Fever Unusual presentation: Eleven heifers became lethargic and weak, and then died within 24-48 hours. Above: Post mortem found jaundice throughout the carcass, an enlarged liver and abnormal spleen.Below: Timing of management...
On the alert for FMD in Australia

On the alert for FMD in Australia

On the alert for FMD in Australia FMD is endemic parts of Africa, the Middle East and Asia. In May 2022 cases were confirmed in four Indonesian provinces. The Australian Government and animal health providers are on alert to enable a swift and effective response....
Sudden death due to probable urea toxicity

Sudden death due to probable urea toxicity

Sudden death due to probable urea toxicity Unusual presentation: 100 of 3000 Brahman cattle found dead. Above: Heifer in lateral recumbency with mild head and neck tremors Time and location: August 2023, WA​​. Case definition: Cows and bulls found dead in a paddock,...
Thrombocytopenia with tick infestation

Thrombocytopenia with tick infestation

Thrombocytopenia with tick infestation Unusual presentation: Sudden death of 19 heifers. Above: Significant abdominal and endocardial haemorrhage, with no clots and blood the consistency of weak red cordial. Time and location: Northern Territory, October 2023​. Case...
Weaners die from ruminal acidosis

Weaners die from ruminal acidosis

Weaners die from ruminal acidosis Unusual presentation: Rapid deterioration and death of 20 freshly weaned cattle from a mob of 400 within one week. Above: Acidotic rumen fluid and severely ulceration and sloughing of abomasum. Above: Timeline showing feeding regime,...