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70 A 6-month-old beef calf presents with a history of poor growth; the calf weighs only 150 kg (330 lb) whereas contemporary animals in the group weigh >280 kg (615 lb). The calf is dull and depressed with a poor appetite. Transthoracic ultrasonography reveals normal lungs. 70a) is found. 1 Describe the sonogram. 2 What could this structure represent? 3 What action would you take? 71a) 1 month before a major bull breeding sale. The owner reports insidious onset of mild lameness. He considers this normal for all young bulls reared intensively for breeding sales, but had one bull rejected for a similar presentation last year.

6°F). The navel feels normal. Palpation and succussion of the abdomen reveals no fluid distension of the abomasum and no distended small intestines. 1 2 3 4 What conditions would you consider (most likely first)? What is the cause of this problem? What treatment would you administer, and what is the prognosis? What control measures would you implement? 100a). The bull has been attended by a colleague who believes the bull has a septic pedal arthritis, but cannot decide which digit is affected and asks for your opinion.

The bull has been attended by a colleague who believes the bull has a septic pedal arthritis, but cannot decide which digit is affected and asks for your opinion. The bull has been treated with amoxicillin plus clavulanic acid for 7 consecutive days, and tilmicosin on two separate occasions; both treatments have failed to effect any improvement. There is marked muscle atrophy over the gluteal region. The popliteal lymph node cannot be palpated. 100a). This swelling is very painful and the bull kicks aggressively, preventing detailed palpation of the fetlock joint.

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