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Novel fatigue syndrome in feedlot cattle discovered

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Ema, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. Ema

    Ema Senior Member

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    Yeah, so they'll probably cure these cattle before they've even worked out a proper name for our condition...:bang-head:

     
  2. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl But I Look So Good.

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    Love this part

    "The study concludes it would be imperative for the beef industry and affiliated veterinarians to learn quickly as much as possible about fatigue cattle syndrome so measures can be implemented to prevent the condition, or at least minimize its impact on cattle welfare."
     
  3. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl But I Look So Good.

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    @Ema OMG Its CFS Cattle Fatigue Syndrome!
     
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  4. Snookum96

    Snookum96 Senior Member

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    That made me laugh out loud, even woke up my husband. I can't stop laughing now!!!
     
  5. Snowdrop

    Snowdrop Rebel without a biscuit

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    Have they tried talking the Cows out of it?

    I hear that works real well.
     
  6. Firefly_

    Firefly_ Senior Member

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    LMAO
     
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  7. Gingergrrl

    Gingergrrl Senior Member

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    Sadly I think you are right...
     
  8. TiredSam

    TiredSam The wise nematode hibernates

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    Even pigs get a proper diagnosis.
     
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  9. TiredSam

    TiredSam The wise nematode hibernates

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    Don't want to start another BSE-like panic, but did anyone here eat pork before they got ill?
     
  10. TiredSam

    TiredSam The wise nematode hibernates

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    Someone should give them behoofioral therapy.

    Looks like there's an opening for the psychoquackeratti there already.
     
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  11. CFS_for_19_years

    CFS_for_19_years Hoarder of biscuits

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    As long as you reside somewhere in the food chain, your maladies will be taken seriously.
     
  12. JPV

    JPV ɹǝqɯǝɯ ɹoıuǝs

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    I think "revenue stream" is probably more relevant than "food chain".
     
  13. Marco

    Marco Grrrrrrr!

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    It's interesting that the physiology of fatigue/stress syndromes seems to have been studied more extensively in animals; they even appear to have a 'blood profile' :

    How Beta-Agonists Figure Into Fatigued-Cattle Syndrome

    http://beefmagazine.com/animal-welfare/how-beta-agonists-figure-fatigued-cattle-syndrome

    Didn't the Lights find beta adrenergic receptors ramped up after exercise in PWME?

    and this from a book - Advances in Food Research Vol 28 (sorry veggies) :

    the decription of exertional myopathy in horses on page 169 sound somewhat familiar (can't copy and paste).

    https://books.google.fr/books?hl=en&lr=&id=zcBlhoDyOOMC&oi=fnd&pg=PA167&dq=porcine stress syndrome&ots=yNYM5kEn9h&sig=rQsXMsSS73RWpLgwBtpOHLjXxPc#v=onepage&q=porcine stress syndrome&f=false

    I could see something similar applying to a sub-set of PWME.
     
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  14. Gingergrrl

    Gingergrrl Senior Member

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    Sorry, I couldn't resist... :D
     
  15. adreno

    adreno PR activist

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    @Wessely, would you care to comment?
     
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  16. lansbergen

    lansbergen Senior Member

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    I still do and will keep doing.

    If you want to scare people, focus on plants taking up the agent from soil and get infectious for animals.
     
  17. Chrisb

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    I put it down (sorry, don't say that in front of the cattle) to abnormal illness belief.
     
  18. beaker

    beaker ME/cfs 1986

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    Reminder : Lyndonville outbreak connected to raw goat's milk. Yes the goat turned out to be sick. As did other goats. Other animals in the 1980s outbreaks were reported ill, but never truly studied. I am going by memory, but I think there were a bunch of horses in Australia too.
    Not sure this is the same thing, of course. If it were, it actually could help us.
     
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  19. John Mac

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    "Lameness and a reluctance to move"

    GET should cure that
     
  20. Bob

    Bob

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    Yep, it's clearly a case of false illness beliefs; perpetuated by symptom focusing and a maladaptive fear of activity. Piglet mental trauma may also play a role. (Where do we send our invoice for consultancy fees for providing the diagnosis?)
     

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