Common Diseases of Grazing Beef Cattle
- Bloat. The incidence of bloat in cattle grazing legumes is well documented.
- Grass Tetany. Grass tetany is a serious problem in many livestock herds.
- Prussic acid poisoning.
- Hardware Disease.
- White Muscle Disease.
- Foot Rot.
What are the common diseases of cattle?
Common Cattle Diseases
- Bovine Respiratory Disease Complex (BRDC)
- Clostridial Disease, or “Blackleg”
- BRSV (Bovine Respiratory Syncytial Virus)
- BVD (Bovine Viral Diarrhea)
- Haemophilus Somnus.
- IBR (Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis)
- PI3 (Parainfluenza Type 3)
- Pasteurella Haemolytica and Pasteurella Multocida.
What disease kills cows?
Mad cow disease kills cows and some of the people who eat the meat of infected cows. The disease has spread widely in Europe, and many people fear that it could spread to the United States, although so far it hasn’t. The disease is caused by a rogue protein, called a prion.
What are the symptoms of diseased animals?
- Fever (106-108°F), Loss of appetite, Depression and dullness.
- Suspended rumination.
- Rapid pulse and heart rates.
- Difficult breathing (dyspnoea)
- Lameness in affected leg.
- Crepitation swelling over hip, back & shoulder.
- Swelling is hot & painful in early stages whereas cold and painless inter.
What causes a cow to lose weight?
When an animal is fed too much protein it must rid its body of excess protein in the form of ammonia. So if you over feed protein, you will cause cows to lose weight or use the energy you are feeding them to get rid of ammonia rather than gain weight.