Post-Mortem on a Lame Feedlot Heifer

Fig. 1. Lateral claw cross section image from the hind limb showing necrosis of the third phalangeal bone (P3). ( Feedlot Health Management Services )

Fig. 2. Hind limb image showing ascending cellulitis/fasciitis. (Feedlot Health Management Services)

These images show a yearling heifer that died at 19 days on feed after having been treated for signs of lameness two days prior to death. Can you guess what this heifer was diagnosed with? 

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

Click to page 2 for the answer and information from the experts at Feedlot Health Management Services.

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Available cases include:

Atypical Interstitial Pneumonia (AIP)

Fibrinous Pneumonia