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Omasal and abomasal impaction in beef suckler cows
  1. K. M. Simkins, MA, VetMB, CertCHP,MRCVS1 and
  2. M. J. Nagele, BVetMed, MRCVS1
  1. 1 Hampden Veterinary Hospital, 49 Cambridge Street, Aylesbury HP20 lRP


A group of late gestation suckler cows were housed in straw yards and had been fed solely on pea haulm for the previous three weeks. Four cows became ill, with a variety of clinical signs, two died, one was euthanased and one recovered spontaneously. Postmortem examination revealed severe omasal and abomasal impaction. No further cases occurred after changes were made to the diet of the cows.

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