Post-Mortem of a Heifer on Feed

Figure 1: The open trachea photo shows inflamed tracheal mucosa with firmly adhered fibrinonecrotic exudate. ( Feedlot Health Management Services )
Figure 2: The open-chest photo shows secondary/concurrent bronchopneumonia pneumonia.

The images depict a heifer calf that had been on feed for 78 days, at which time it was found dead in the pen. Two other post-mortems from the same pen were found to have similar lesions.

This continues our Post-Mortem Series, in partnership with Feedlot Health Management Services, Okotoks, Alberta.

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To view photos and descriptions from previous cases in our Post-Mortem series, visit our archive.

Available cases include:

Atypical Interstitial Pneumonia (AIP)

Fibrinous Pneumonia


Toe Tip Necrosis Syndrome

Serous Atrophy of Fat

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