Bronchiolar adenocarcinoma in a cow.

W. K. Scarratt, D. P. Sponenberg, T. J. Collins, C. D. Thatcher

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An aged beef cow had a primary lung tumor that was diagnosed postmortem. Clinical signs included inappetence, weight loss, coughing, dyspnea, and reduced lung sounds. Antibiotic treatment was ineffective. The cow was euthanatized. Postmortem examination revealed numerous, firm nodules throughout both lungs. Microscopically, the pulmonary nodules contained neoplastic cells and the diagnosis was bronchiolar adenocarcinoma. A diagnosis of pulmonary neoplasia, although rare, should be considered in an aged cow with similar historical and clinical findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1549-1551
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 15 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Veterinary


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