Cholelithiasis and cholecystitis in a dairy cow.

  title={Cholelithiasis and cholecystitis in a dairy cow.},
  author={Christina S Cable and W C Rebhun and Lisa A Fortier},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  volume={211 7},
A 9-year-old Holstein cow was evaluated for colic and decreased milk production of 2 days' duration. Preoperative serum biochemical results suggested hepatic damage and cholestasis. On the basis of persistent signs of abdominal pain that were nonresponsive to analgesics, exploratory laparotomy was performed. The cow was found to have choleliths. Cholecystocentesis was performed, and samples were submitted for cytologic examination and bacterial culture. Bacterial culture yielded Escherichia… CONTINUE READING


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