Clinical report – Atypical rabies in a cow

By Jones, Tyler Rupprecht Charles and Shirely, Larry A. and Stoltenow, Charles L., Bovine Practitioner, 1999
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A six year old cow with decreased appetite and a stiff gait of seven days duration was examined by its owner and veterinarian. Clinical signs were non-specific and a definitive diagnosis was not made. The cow died 19 days after first being noticed as ill. Because of a previous news story about rabies, the owner had the cow's brain tested for rabies and it was positive. The owner underwent post-exposure prophylaxis. The news story about rabies was effective in educating the public about rabies. However, continuing education may be necessary to improve the veterinarian's understanding of the pathogenesis and epidemiology of rabies in cattle
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