Large Animal 1: Nutritional Diseases of Ruminants
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Caused by lush pastures or low roughage in diet
Clostridium perfringens overgrowth in you animals that overeat milk or grain. Often fatal, vx available.
Lack of clostridium intake
failure of passive transfer
Occurs with animals that have a negative energy balance
fatty liver dz
Low magnesium in grass
Low blood calcium in early lactation, causes weakness and paralysis.
AKA parturient paresis
Gas filled abomasum becomes displaced
Energy deficient animals metabolize fat and produce ketones.
Typically seen post-partum during heavy lactation.
Deficiency of selenium and vitamin E
white muscle dz
Uroliths in males
Rumen pH <5
Usually from overeating
Low vitamin D
Cerebral necrosis/neuro signs
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