Post-Mortem of a Steer Calf on Feed

Fig. 1. The open-chest view shows cranioventral consolidation and fibrin on the pleural surface ( Feedlot Health Management Services )

Fig. 2. The lung cross-section image shows consolidation with fibrin in interlobular septae.

These images depict a steer calf that had been on feed for 20 days, at which time it was found dead in the pen. Can you guess what happened to this steer?

This case continues our Post-Mortem Series, in partnership with Feedlot Health Management Services, Okotoks, Alberta.

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