A Tribute to Nick Short

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Cattle Medicine Q&A 07

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A 5-day-old Charolais-cross beef calf has been dull and unwilling to suckle from the cow for the past 6 hr. The rectal temperature is 39.2°C (102.6°F). The calf is depressed and stands with a wide-based stance with the neck extended. The menace response is reduced and there is marked episcleral congestion and dorso medial strabismus. The respiratory rate is increased at 60 breaths per minute. The umbilicus had been treated with strong iodine solution and appears normal. There is no evidence of diarrhoea. The lymph nodes are not enlarged.


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Comments by Nick Lyons MA VetMB CertCHP MRCVS

1. The answer is poor! The answer given says the calf improved over the next 24 hours which is not the case more often than not, and does not answer the question!





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