Congenital nutritional muscular dystrophy in a beef calf
Abutarbush, S. M.Radostits, O. M.
The Canadian Veterinary Journal. La Revue Veterinaire Canadienne
A 13-hour-old Aberdeen-Angus was involuntarily recumbent since birth. Congenital nutritional muscular dystrophy was suspected based on clinical findings, increased serum creatine kinase, and decreased serum vitamin E and selenium levels. Recovery followed after supportive therapy and parenteral vitamin E and selenium. Reports of this disease in newborn calves are unusual.