Infectious canine hepatitis in red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) in the United Kingdom

Thompson, H., O'Keeffe, A.M., Lewis, J.C.M., Stocker, L.R., Laurenson, M.K. and Philbey, A.W. (2010) Infectious canine hepatitis in red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) in the United Kingdom. Veterinary Record, 166(4), pp. 111-114. (doi: 10.1136/vr.b4763)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/vr.b4763

Abstract

The pathological findings are described in three cases of infectious canine hepatitis in free-ranging red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) in England. The foxes died after short periods of clinical illness. Mild jaundice and hepatic congestion were evident grossly. On histopathological examination, intranuclear inclusion bodies were visible in hepatocytes, in association with hepatocyte dissociation and necrosis, as well as in renal glomeruli, renal tubular epithelial cells and vascular endothelial cells. Canine adenovirus type 1 (CAV-1) was isolated from all three foxes. in a serological study, antibodies to CAV-1 were detected in tissue fluid extracts taken from 11 of 58 (19 per cent) frozen red fox carcases from England and Scotland

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Association, California, diseases, exposure, gray foxes, littoralis, parasites, parvovirus, pathogens, prevalence, United Kingdom, urocyon-cinereoargenteus
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Philbey, Dr Adrian and Thompson, Dr Harold
Authors: Thompson, H., O'Keeffe, A.M., Lewis, J.C.M., Stocker, L.R., Laurenson, M.K., and Philbey, A.W.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Veterinary Record
Publisher:B M J Group
ISSN:0042-4900
ISSN (Online):2042-7670

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