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Epiphysitis in beef cattle fattened on slatted floors
  1. PA Murphy,
  2. ED Weavers and
  3. JN Barrett


A syndrome which causes severe lameness and affects the fetlock area of the hind limbs was recently encountered in beef cattle housed on slatted floors. This condition does not appear to have been reported to others. On radiological and pathological examination of the limb, a lesion of epiphysitis was found in the distal epiphysis of the metatarsus. The clinical, radiological and pathological features are reported and discussed.

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