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Farm Animal Practice
Cardiovascular disease in cattle
  1. Peter Jackson

    Peter Jackson qualified from Edinburgh in 1960. Since 1980 he has held the post of university physician in the Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine at Cambridge, where he has teaching and clinical responsibilities in medicine and reproduction. He was awarded the FRCVS in 1972 and the DVM&S in 1985.

  2. Josh Slater

    Josh Slater qualified from Edinburgh in 1985 and worked in large animal and equine practice for four years. Following a residency in large animal medicine, he completed a PhD and a postdoctoral position in equine herpes virology and is now a lecturer in equine medicine at Cambridge. His special interests are in cardiorespiratory medicine.


ALTHOUGH severe cardiovascular disease is relatively uncommon in cattle it is important that the clinician examines this body system with care during the routine clinical examination of the bovine patient. Early detection of cardiovascular disease may enable appropriate remedial action be taken and an accurate prognosis of the patient's condition to be offered.

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