Sporadic bovine encephalomyelitis (SBE) is a specific infections disease of cattle caused by an agent belonging to the psittacosis-lympho-granuloma group of viruses. This disease is not of frequent occurrence in this country, so many livestock men and veterinarians are not familiar with it. In herds where SBE has occurred it has sometimes accounted for serious loss, not only in deaths but also in weight loss. SBE is important to veterinarians from the standpoint of differential diagnosis as it is often mistaken for shipping fever or various diseases affecting the nervous system. Outbreaks of SBE in eastern South Dakota and western Minnesota have afforded material for observation and study of the disease This bulletin reports the results of the studies at this laboratory together with reference to contributions by others.
South Dakota State University
Harshfield, G.S., "Sporadic Bovine Encephalomyelitis" (1957). Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletins (1939-2011). 29.