Cattle and sheep medicine by Philip R Scott

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Iv. What control measures could be adopted for future years? 0°F)) and appears stiff and very reluctant to move due to swelling of the coronary band at the top of the hooves. There is a serous to mucopurulent nasal discharge and there are erosions on the muzzle with sloughing of the mucosa (48). There is lacrimation but no obvious eye lesions. i. What conditions would you consider? ii. What action would you take? iii. How is the provisional diagnosis confirmed? iv. What control measures could be considered?

Procaine penicillin is injected intramuscularly for 5 consecutive days. The dressing is changed after 4 days when the bull is 4/10 lame. The bull made a full recovery and is still in the herd 12 months later. 22 i. The most likely conditions to consider include: ringworm (Trichophyton spp. infection); lice (pediculosis); chorioptic mange; dermatophilosis; sarcoptic mange. ii. Microscopic examination of hair/skin scrapings from the periphery of the lesions reveals fungal hyphae typical of Trichophyton spp.

Iii. List those conditions causing severe lameness that fully recover after 3 months’ ‘rest’. 35 27, 28: Answers 27b 27 i. There is marked soft tissue swelling surrounding the carpus and marked ill defined, fluffy mineral opacities present surrounding the radiocarpal and intercarpal joints. The articular surface of the distal radius has been lost, there is patchy lysis of the distal radial epiphysis and mainly radial carpal bone, and widening of the radiocarpal joint. The distal intercarpal joint is widened and the carpometacarpal joint is ill defined.

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