Cluster of cases of malignant schwannoma in cattle

Murcia, P.R. , Delhon, G., Gonzalez, M.J., Vilas, M., Ramos-Vara, J.A., Heras, M.D.L., Nordhausen, R.W. and Uzal, F.A. (2008) Cluster of cases of malignant schwannoma in cattle. Veterinary Record, 163(11), pp. 331-335. (doi: 10.1136/vr.163.11.331)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/vr.163.11.331

Abstract

Between 1998 and 2001, several cases of ataxia and paresis followed by recumbency and death were reported in cows from different farms in a restricted area of the Argentinian Patagonia. Five cases of this cluster were studied and a diagnosis of malignant schwannoma was established. Electron microscopy (EM) of tumour samples from three of the animals revealed intracytoplasmic or interstitial structures resembling retroviral particles. Attempts to isolate a viral agent from the tumours were unsuccessful but the epidemiological data and the EM findings suggest a viral aetiology

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Murcia, Professor Pablo
Authors: Murcia, P.R., Delhon, G., Gonzalez, M.J., Vilas, M., Ramos-Vara, J.A., Heras, M.D.L., Nordhausen, R.W., and Uzal, F.A.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation
Journal Name:Veterinary Record
Publisher:B M J Group
ISSN:0042-4900
ISSN (Online):2042-7670

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