Lungworm infection in a central Iowa beef herd

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2020-02-01
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Brewer, Matt
Andreasen, Claire
Smith, Joseph
Olivarez, Jeff
Brewer, Matthew
Smith, Joe
Hiscocks, Mitch
Andreasen, Claire
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Biomedical SciencesVeterinary PathologyVeterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine
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A beef herd presented four calves, aged 8–9 months, in late September for evaluation of respiratory disease of 2 months duration that was non-responsive to antimicrobial treatment. Calves were housed on a marshy pasture and similar signs occurred in calves during the same months the previous 2 years. The owner reported greater than 50% of calves were affected with a significantly decreased rate of gain. Physical examination revealed tachypnea and cough. Transtracheal wash cytology, viral respiratory PCR panel and bacterial culture were performed. The viral respiratory PCR panel was negative, and bacterial cultures identified commensal bacteria.

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This is the peer-reviewed version of the following article: Smith, Joseph S., Jeff D. Olivarez, Matthew T. Brewer, Mitch R. Hiscocks, and Claire B. Andreasen. "Lungworm infection in a central Iowa beef herd." Veterinary Record Case Reports 8, no. 1 (2020), which has been published in final form at DOI: 10.1136/vetreccr-2019-001001. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving. Posted with permission.

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