Predictive values for clinical signs of abomasal ulcer disease in adult dairy cattle

Donald F. Smith, Linda Munson, Hollis N. Erb

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Abstract

A 12-month prospective study was performed to determine the predictive values for clinical signs of abomasal ulcer disease in a hospital population of 296 adult dairy cows which were believed to have gastrointestinal dysfunction. There were 26 ulcer-positive cows (prevalence 8.8%). The occult blood test was a more reliable indicator of abomasal ulcer disease than were the abdominal pain or anemia tests. Only three ulcer-positive cows were negative for all three tests. Forty-five cows were positive for at least one of the three clinical tests. The principal diseases present in the 22 cows that had false-positive results were traumatic reticuloperitonitis, abomasal displacement, liver disease, cecal volvulus and pneumonia or pleuritis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)573-580
Number of pages8
JournalPreventive Veterinary Medicine
Volume3
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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Ulcer
dairy cattle
cows
volvulus
displaced abomasum
Intestinal Volvulus
Occult Blood
Pleurisy
hematologic tests
testing
Hematologic Tests
liver diseases
prospective studies
anemia
Abdominal Pain
pneumonia
Liver Diseases
Anemia
pain
Pneumonia

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  • veterinary(all)

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Predictive values for clinical signs of abomasal ulcer disease in adult dairy cattle. / Smith, Donald F.; Munson, Linda; Erb, Hollis N.

In: Preventive Veterinary Medicine, Vol. 3, No. 6, 1986, p. 573-580.

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Smith, Donald F. ; Munson, Linda ; Erb, Hollis N. / Predictive values for clinical signs of abomasal ulcer disease in adult dairy cattle. In: Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 1986 ; Vol. 3, No. 6. pp. 573-580.
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