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Fatal winter dysentery with severe anemia in an adult cow.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17917382     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An adult dairy cow fatally affected with winter dysentery was investigated pathologically and virologically. The cow had severe anemia and diarrhea with massive blood. Pathologically, the loss of surface epithelial cells and necrosis of crypt epithelial cells in the large intestine were observed. Bovine coronavirus (BCV) antigen was observed in necrotic crypt epithelial cells of the large intestine. Virus particles were found in the necrotic epithelial cells of the large intestine. Virologically, BCV was isolated from the feces of the dead cow. The dead cow had no serum antibody against BCV although the co-habitants did. These suggest that severe infection of BCV in the cow without the BCV antibody accompanied by severe hemorrhagic anemia resulted in the cow's death.
Sumiko Natsuaki; Keiichi Goto; Kikuyasu Nakamura; Manabu Yamada; Hiroshi Ueo; Toshihiro Komori; Hitomi Shirakawa; Yukinori Uchinuno
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of veterinary medical science / the Japanese Society of Veterinary Science     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0916-7250     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vet. Med. Sci.     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-05     Completed Date:  2007-11-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9105360     Medline TA:  J Vet Med Sci     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  957-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Fukuoka Kitakyushu Livestock Hygiene Services Center, 3-20-13 Nakayoshida, Kokuraminami, Kitakyushu 800-0204, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Anemia / blood,  pathology,  veterinary*,  virology
Antibodies, Viral / blood
Cattle Diseases / blood,  pathology,  virology*
Coronavirus Infections / veterinary*,  virology
Coronavirus, Bovine / growth & development*
Dysentery / blood,  pathology,  veterinary*,  virology
Fatal Outcome
Feces / virology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Viral

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