Leukosis--opinions wanted

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A 3 year old cow died Monday...she looked rough--condition score 4.<br>See, a dead cow is a rare event on this farm, 4 in 8 years<br>(breeding herd size averages about 90--right now about 100).<p>Since it is a rare event I took her to the lab...full of cancer. They<br>pulled blood from her heart and ran leukosis test came<br>up positive. She was not tested coming in...came from<br>reputable herd...I do test recip cows.<p>Opinions, do I test her yearling daughter?<br>do I test the whole herd?<br>do I test only those animals that she was exposed to?<p>Do I sell them all and quit?<p>Vet said, forget it, the test won't mean anything--what's your opinion of my vet?<p>
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We lost an older cow several years ago, same problem. Our vet gave us the same advice; she said some cattle will test positive when they're not infected. We've not had any further problems. In this case, I'd trust the vet....<br>
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(User Above)":11wi85cf said:
: We lost an older cow several years ago, same problem. Our vet gave us the same advice; she said some cattle will test positive when they're not infected. We've not had any further problems. In this case, I'd trust the vet....<p>I've never heard of this Leukosis! I seen Bangs,<br>Anaplas, Acorn poisoning, etc.. What's this stuff?
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That name covers several forms of cancer, Phil. Our vet also called it "Bovine Lukemia." At one time, we had a good website bookmarked, but can't find it now. Sorry...<br>
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(User Above)":1o58ukeh said:
: That name covers several forms of cancer, Phil. Our vet also called it "Bovine Lukemia." At one time, we had a good website bookmarked, but can't find it now. Sorry...<p>Thanks!<br>
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I found it for all of you wondering what it is...Has lots of good info too!<br>Janet
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<ul><li><a href="http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/agdex/600/63-07.html">Leukosis</a></ul>
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<p>Hi Frankie,<br>We lost an older cow to Lympho-Sarcoma (sp?) a few years ago also. The vets said your whole herd could have it, but you won't know it till they are older. I assume the Leukosis is a blood cancer & the Lympho-Sarcoma is a tissue cancer? I guess no one or no thing is safe from cancer :( Darla *.~<p><p><br>: We lost an older cow several years ago, same problem. Our vet gave us the same advice; she said some cattle will test positive when they're not infected. We've not had any further problems. In this case, I'd trust the vet....<p>
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