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Bovine auto-immune haemolytic anaemia
  1. PM Dixon,
  2. AG Matthews,
  3. R Brown,
  4. PM Millar and
  5. JS Ritchie


A six-months-old heifer died within two days of showing signs of anaemia and dyspnoea. The death was attributed to autoimmune haemolytic anaemia (AHA) because of auto-agglutination which increased on Coomb's testing and the presence of antibovine IgG on the erythrocyte surfaces.

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