Lamb , enzootic ataxia patient in a sitting position dog Diagnosis is based on characteristic clinical signs , examination of the liver of dead animals for copper . Differentiate this pathology of white muscle disease . Severe form of enzootic ataxia treatment can not be . In mild positive result obtained by using a 0.1% copper sulfate solution . His desoldering lambs up to 10 days of age to 10 ml, to a month — 20 ml, 2 to 3 months — 30 ml to 1 liter of cow milk. Prevention of disease is reduced to feeding ewes lambing from insemination to copper sulfate in the form of salt pellets containing 0.1 % of the compound ; with forage or concentrate ; Potable water ( 20-30 mL of 5 % aqueous solution of copper per 100 liters of water).
white muscle disease White muscle disease — a disease of young cattle characterized by changes in skeletal muscle and myocardium , metabolic disorders . The disease is spread in areas where food poor in protein, phosphorus, trace elements and vitamins in the winter-spring period . At first young disease marked lethargy, zalezhivanie , with the defeat of skeletal muscle — ataxia , with the defeat of the myocardium — tachycardia, arrhythmia ; swelling of extremities , dewlap , belly .
In severe cases — lack of appetite , diarrhea , cough, blood — reducing the number of erythrocytes, hemoglobin , leukocytosis in urine — sugar , acetone body. Duration — 2-3 days. Sick animals are slow-moving , mostly lie barely stand up, stand with bowed head , limbs spread wide .
When going to sway , and often fall listlessly lying on their sides with elongated limbs and his head thrown back .