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Gross and microscopic lesions of polioencephalomalacia in a llama (Lama glama).

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Publication Date
Volume
34
Issue
3
Pages
309–313
Identifiers
PMID: 14582798
Source
Medline
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Abstract

A 14-wk-old female llama (Lama glama) developed progressive neurologic disease characterized by stiff gait, circling, decreased mentation, and seizures. At necropsy, lesions were limited to the brain and consisted of bilateral necrosis of the cortical gray matter of the occipital lobes of the cerebral cortex. The primary microscopic alteration was bilateral laminar cerebrocortical necrosis, affecting mainly the deep laminae. Clinical disease, and gross and microscopic lesions were consistent with those of polioencephalomalacia.

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