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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Authors

F C. Wilkinson

Keywords

Brucellosis, Cattle, Abortion, Zoonoses, Man, Western Australia

First Page Number

867

Last Page Number

868

Abstract

WHEN the cow, shown in the accompanying photograph, was purchased it had a small fluid-filled lump on the left knee.

The swelling did not appear to be painful but gradually increased in size until it assumed the proportions shown in the picture.

It was a typical case of "big-knee," one of the less common manifestations of Brucellosis—the disease commonly known as contagious abortion—and a blood test of the animal confirmed the diagnosis.

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