An outbreak investigation of ionophore toxicity in a group of Jersey heifers
Lavender, an 8 month old Jersey heifer, presented to the Cornell Large Animal Hospital on August 8, 2002 for a diagnostic evaluation and necropsy examination as part of a herd outbreak investigation. Eight pastured heifers out of 20 (40%) had died on the farm over the past 12 days. Their clinical signs included anorexia, depression, diarrhea, respiratory distress, muscle tremors, and death. Post-mortem examination on the farm revealed meaty lungs in addition to increased pleural and peritoneal fluid. All pastured heifers received grain once daily that was supplemented with monensin, a monovalent ionophore. No new environmental changes were noted on the farm by the owner.
Senior seminar paperSeminar SF610.1 2003 S76
Senior seminar (D.V.M.) -- Cornell University, 2003. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 14-15).
Cattle -- Diseases -- Case studies