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Distemper-like disease and encephalitozoonosis in wild dogs (Lycaon pictus).

Authors
  • Van Heerden, J
  • Bainbridge, N
  • Burroughs, R E
  • Kriek, N P
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Publisher
Wildlife Disease Association
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1989
Volume
25
Issue
1
Pages
70–75
Identifiers
PMID: 2492610
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Clinical signs of a fatal disease resembling those of canine distemper were observed in two groups of captive wild dog (Lycaon pictus) pups 13 days after vaccination with a commercially available combination vaccine for dogs which contained a live attenuated strain of canine distemper virus. Histopathological examination of tissues revealed the presence of intranuclear inclusion bodies in neurons and lesions resembling canine distemper as well as colonies of an Encephalitozoon sp. in the central nervous system and kidneys. Lesions were observed in both organs which resembled those described in other species infected with Encephalitozoon cuniculi.

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