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Idiopathic necrotising enteritis in calves

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Idiopathic necrotising enteritis (INE) is a disease of spring-born suckled calves that usually occurs between the ages of six and 12 weeks.

INE was first described in 19941 and the cause remains unknown. Clinical signs can range from diarrhoea, respiratory signs and pyrexia to sudden death. Ulcers may be seen on the gums, lips or tongue. Affected calves rarely respond to supportive treatment and have a poor prognosis, with death …

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