Wesley McConnell

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Pathological, immunocytochemical and microbiological findings in 32 cases of calf pneumonia associated with Haemophilus somnus infection are described. The majority of cases were "found dead" or died after a sudden onset pneumonia of less than 24 h duration. Lesions of exudative bronchopneumonia were present and the cases could be divided into two main(More)
Monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) obtained from a mouse immunised with Clostridium botulinum type D toxoid were developed into a sandwich ELISA (sELISA) format that was able to detect type D toxin and types C and D toxin complexes. The sELISA was examined for its potential to replace the mouse bioassay as an alternative in vitro assay for the diagnosis of cattle(More)
This paper describes the clinical and laboratory findings from 264 cases of toxic mastitis in cows in Northern Ireland between October 1995 and May 1997. Nearly all the cases occurred during the winter housing period, with 84 per cent occurring between November and March inclusive, and 30 per cent in March. Sixty per cent of the cases occurred within one(More)