Attention! This is a potentially life-threatening condition for your Cow. Time is of the essence, contact your veterinarian immediately.
Hemorrhagic Bowel Syndrome
Point Source Hemorrhage, Jejunal Hemorrhagic Syndrome, Dead Gut
Hemorrhagic bowel syndrome (HBS) is a highly fatal, sporadic acute digestive tract disease of adult dairy cattle. Cows with HBS develop large blood clots in the intestine, resulting in obstruction and severe bowel size increase. Clinical signs associated with HBS include acute enteritis, dehydration, shock and sometimes abdominal pain. Cows often die within 12 to 36 hours following onset of clinical signs.
Although the exact cause of HBS is unknown, it is thought to be associated with Clostridium perfringens or Aspergillus fumigatus.