Cattle Medicine Q&A 05

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In mid-autumn you attend a group of 64 housed beef cattle aged 9–12 months, purchased from numerous markets over the previous 3 weeks. Frequent coughing has been heard in the group over the past week. The farmer has selected two inappetant animals with purulent ocular and nasal discharges for veterinary examination. Clinical examination reveals pyrexia (40.8 and 41.1°C (105.4 and 106.0°F) respectively). The respiratory rate is increased and auscultation of the chest reveals crackles but these sounds are transferred from the upper respiratory tract. Visual inspection of the remainder of the group reveals a number of cattle with mucopurulent ocular and nasal discharges and tachypnoea. Six animals are selected and examined, all of which have a rectal temperature >40.5°C (104.9°F).

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Comments by Nick Lyons MA VetMB CertCHP MRCVS

1. It is unlikely that vaccination confers lifelong protection. According to NOAH compendium, Rispoval IBR Marker live vaccine marketed in the UK, in all cases protection lasts for 6 months.

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