Kevin Washburn, DVM, DABVP
An ulcer is defined as a loss of epithelium from the mucosal surface of the abomasum.
"Downer" animal: Animal with prolonged recumbency (>12 hrs) that is persistent and intractable
Fractures of the metatarsal/metacarpal regions commonly occur in food animal practice particularly in young calves.
Bovine leukemia virus (BLV) is an oncogenic retrovirus associated with lymphosarcoma in cattle.
Definition/Etiology: Infectious, transmissible disease of cattle, sheep and goats. Caused by the Rickettsial organism Anaplasma marginale in cattle or A. ovis in sheep/goats.