Ovine pulmonary adenomatosis in Patagonia, Argentina

Uzal, F. A., Delhon, G., Murcia, P. R. , De las Heras, M., Luján, L., Fernández Miyakawa, M.E., Morris, W.E. and Gonzalez, M.J. (2004) Ovine pulmonary adenomatosis in Patagonia, Argentina. Veterinary Research Communications, 28(2), pp. 159-170. (doi: 10.1023/B:VERC.0000012110.49600.12) (PMID:14992245)

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Abstract

An outbreak of pulmonary adenomatosis (OPA) occurred in sheep in Patagonia, Argentina's southernmost region. On the affected farm, nine animals died over a 6-month period with pulmonary lesions of OPA. In all cases, the histology of the lungs was characterized by proliferation of cuboideal and prismatic cells lining the alveoli. Inflammatory exudates and accumulation of alveolar macrophages were marked in most cases, but in six of the cases there was no excess fluid in the airways. The presence of the Jaagsiekte retrovirus was demonstrated in the lungs by immunocytochemistry and PCR. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of OPA in Patagonia.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Murcia, Professor Pablo
Authors: Uzal, F. A., Delhon, G., Murcia, P. R., De las Heras, M., Luján, L., Fernández Miyakawa, M.E., Morris, W.E., and Gonzalez, M.J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation
Journal Name:Veterinary Research Communications
Publisher:Kluwer Academic Publishers
ISSN:0165-7380
ISSN (Online):1573-7446

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