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Aust Vet J 2011; 89: 394–401

doi: 10.1111/j.1751-0813.2011.00826.x

Neurological diseases of ruminant livestock in Australia. V: congenital neurogenetic disorders of cattle

PA Windsor, AE Kessell and JW Finnie

Readers should note that although contractural arachnodactyly or fawn calf syndrome has been included in the table of neurogenetic disorders of cattle, current evidence (as explained in the text on arthrogryposis) suggests that it is most probably not a primary neuropathy but a myopathy. It was included in the table as it emerged as a differential diagnosis for arthrogryposis in neonatal Angus and Murray Grey calves and their crosses.

Aust Vet J 2011; 89: 432–438

doi: 10.1111/j.1751-0813.2011.00834.x

Review of neurological diseases of ruminant livestock in Australia. VI: postnatal bovine, and ovine and caprine, neurogenetic disorders

PA Windsor, AE Kessell and JW Finnie

Some of the information on Alexander's disease in Table 1 was incorrect.

For this disorder, the table should read:

Epidemiology: 12–18 month old merinos; rare, sporadic

Clinical Signs: progressive ataxia progressing to recumbancy over 1–3 months

Pathology: rosenthal fibres within astrocytes which are distributed primarily perivascularly, subpial, periependymal; spinal cord, caudal brainstem