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ATTENTION SC VETERINARIANS WORKING WITH LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS
Clemson Livestock Poultry Health (LPH) has received reports from beef cattle producers about
problems in their 2014 fall calving herd, including:
 Small calves (20 to 25 pounds)
 Stillbirths
 Calves dying shortly after birth
 Heifers with no milk (agalactia)
We are asking SC producers to contact their local veterinarian, extension agent, or us at LPH if they
have experienced excessive problems this fall. We at LPH would like to determine the extent of the
problem as well as its cause. Presently it does not appear to be an infectious disease, but there have
not been many lab submissions to aid in diagnosis.
If you do receive a phone call, please relay the following information to Dr. Patty Scharko:
1. County or city (as much geographical information you can share)?
2. How many calves lost?
3. How many cows on farm?
4. Clinical signs of affected calves?
5. Can Clemson LPH contact the producer for further information?
Thank you.
Dr. Patty Scharko, Extension/Field Veterinarian
Clemson Livestock-Poultry Health
[email protected]
803-726-7803 or 803-788-2260
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