Hereditary paralysis query

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I used a new bull 3 yrs ago. On arrival I noticed him lying down more than I thought normal. Put out with the cows he seemed to work ok and was keen enough but would be lying down atthe other end of paddock when there was work to do. Occasionaly we found him hunched , hardly able to walk, and muscle trembles at his hind quarter. He would recover and be put back in with the cows.

Most of his calves were got by A.I. his projeny are now yearlings, and when driven show the same symptoms as himself,--- start to saliva slightly, tremble at the back end, and eventually have to lay down. They recover after about 1/2 an hour. They seem to thrive ok, but I do not know the problem. Seems to hereditery.

Can you help?



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I've seen the same problem with some Holstein lines. They never seem to last very long in the dairys. A vet once told me what it was but I can't recall now.

dun

> I used a new bull 3 yrs ago. On
> arrival I noticed him lying down
> more than I thought normal. Put
> out with the cows he seemed to
> work ok and was keen enough but
> would be lying down atthe other
> end of paddock when there was work
> to do. Occasionaly we found him
> hunched , hardly able to walk, and
> muscle trembles at his hind
> quarter. He would recover and be
> put back in with the cows.

> Most of his calves were got by
> A.I. his projeny are now
> yearlings, and when driven show
> the same symptoms as himself,---
> start to saliva slightly, tremble
> at the back end, and eventually
> have to lay down. They recover
> after about 1/2 an hour. They seem
> to thrive ok, but I do not know
> the problem. Seems to hereditery.

> Can you help?
 
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Anonymous

> I used a new bull 3 yrs ago. On
> arrival I noticed him lying down
> more than I thought normal. Put
> out with the cows he seemed to
> work ok and was keen enough but
> would be lying down atthe other
> end of paddock when there was work
> to do. Occasionaly we found him
> hunched , hardly able to walk, and
> muscle trembles at his hind
> quarter. He would recover and be
> put back in with the cows.

> Most of his calves were got by
> A.I. his projeny are now
> yearlings, and when driven show
> the same symptoms as himself,---
> start to saliva slightly, tremble
> at the back end, and eventually
> have to lay down. They recover
> after about 1/2 an hour. They seem
> to thrive ok, but I do not know
> the problem. Seems to hereditery.

> Can you help?

Cattle prices are high, cut your problem and losses and sell the cattle produced by that bull. Also sell the bull if you haven't already.

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