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Farm animal practice
Bleeding disorders in cattle
  1. Charlotte Bell


Bleeding disorders of cattle are relatively rare and can therefore represent a considerable diagnostic challenge for the clinician. However, with a logical approach, thorough history taking and proper evaluation of the clinical findings and haematology results, it is possible to identify the underlying condition responsible for impaired haemostasis. This article describes the bleeding disorders that might be encountered in cattle in general practice, and highlights how these may be differentiated to reach a definitive diagnosis.

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