Enzootic intranasal tumour of goats in Italy

Vitellozzi, G., Mughetti, L., Palmarini, M. , Mandara, M. T., Mechelli, L., Sharp, J. M. and Manocchio, I. (1993) Enzootic intranasal tumour of goats in Italy. Journal of Veterinary Medicine, Series B, 40(1-10), pp. 459-468. (doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0450.1993.tb00164.x)

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An outbreak of enzootic intranasal tumour (EIT) in a goat herd in Central Italy is described. From October 1990 to September 1992 41 tumors were diagnosed in goats ranging in age from 6 months to 6 years and of both the Alpine and Saanen breeds. Clinically the affected goats showed nasal discharge, facial swelling, sneezing and snoring respiration and weight loss.

Post-mortem examinations revealed uni- or bilateral tumours of the olfactory mucous membrane. The neoplasms were classified as low grade adenocarcinomas. Ultrastructurally, retrovirus-like particles were observed in 10/10 tumours examined.

Epidemiological and ultrastructural findings strongly suggest a viral aetiology for intranasal enzootic adenocarcinoma in the goats examined.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Palmarini, Professor Massimo
Authors: Vitellozzi, G., Mughetti, L., Palmarini, M., Mandara, M. T., Mechelli, L., Sharp, J. M., and Manocchio, I.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation
Journal Name:Journal of Veterinary Medicine, Series B
Publisher:Paul Parey Scientific Publishers
ISSN (Online):1863-2378
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