Type C botulism in dairy cattle from feed contaminated with a dead cat.

  title={Type C botulism in dairy cattle from feed contaminated with a dead cat.},
  author={Frank D Galey and Rui Terra and Richard Walker and John M. Adaska and M A Etchebarne and Birgit Puschner and Elizabeth Fisher and Robert H. Whitlock and Tonie E Rocke and Darryn Willoughby and Elizabeth R Tor},
  journal={Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc},
  volume={12 3},
Four hundred twenty-seven of 441 adult Holstein dairy cattle from a 1,200-cow dairy died over a 1-week period during early spring 1998. Affected animals were from 4 late lactation pens, one of which included the bull string. Signs included weakness, recumbency, watery diarrhea, and death. Eighty animals from the 4 pens were dead approximately 8 hours after the first ill cows were noted. Affected cows would collapse on stimulation and extend all 4 limbs with moderate rigidity. Several lacked… CONTINUE READING
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