Robin, a fellow cowboss, pointed this story out to me today. All I can say is What the hell is going on? Mankind is Mad! Is this Bovine Ebola? ..........cowboss
Blood analysis revealed a marked thrombocytopenia, leucopenia, and granulocytopenia. Severe haemorrhages in the skin and gastrointestinal tract were the major findings at post-mortem examination.
Histological investigation indicated a severe bone marrow hypoplasia/aplasia.
Infections with bacteria, bovine viral diarrhoea virus, or bluetongue virus were ruled out.
Specific toxins such as Furazolidone, DCVC metabolites or mycotoxins were not detected.
Pedigree analysis gave no indication for heredity of this syndrome.
Using a broad-spectrum PCR, a circovirus with high similarities to porcine circovirus type 2b (PCV2b), was detected in several of the affected calves.
The distinct cause of the disease still remains unknown. Potentially, the pathogenesis is complex and includes components such as infection, hereditary disposition, and immune- mediated destruction of blood cell precursors. ..........from http://www.vetsweb.com/news/germany-cause-of-blood-sweating-in-calves-still-obscure-610.html
More info at http://animal-epidemics.blogspot.com/2009/11/circovirus-reaches-british-dutch-and.html