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Proportional mortality: A study of 152 goats submitted for necropsy from 13 goat herds in Quebec, with a special focus on caseous lymphadenitis.
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PMID:  24155449     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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The objectives of this study were to determine the main causes of mortality, with a special focus on caseous lymphadenits as a cause of death or wasting in caprine herds from Quebec. Goats (n = 152) from 13 herds were submitted for necropsy; the cause of mortality, and the presence, location, and cause of abscesses (if present) were recorded. Proportional mortalities were distributed as: Clostridium perfringens type D enterotoxemia (17.1%), pneumonia (13.8%), paratuberculosis (10.5%), listeriosis (6.6%), pregnancy toxemia (5.3%), caprine arthritis-encephalitis (4.6%), and caseous lymphadenitis (3.9%). Caseous lymphadenitis was diagnosed in 24.3% of the submitted goats, but was not a major cause of wasting or mortality. Abscesses were localized internally in 54.1% of the cases. Paratuberculosis was diagnosed in 29 goats (16 as cause of death) and was considered a major cause of wasting and/or mortality.
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Authors:
Elaine Debien; Pierre Hélie; Sébastien Buczinski; Anne Lebœuf; Denise Bélanger; Richard Drolet
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Canadian veterinary journal. La revue vétérinaire canadienne     Volume:  54     ISSN:  0008-5286     ISO Abbreviation:  Can. Vet. J.     Publication Date:  2013 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-10-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0004653     Medline TA:  Can Vet J     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  581-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Département de pathologie et microbiologie (Debien, Hélie, Bélanger, Drolet) et département de sciences cliniques (Buczinski), Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire, Université de Montréal, 3200 rue Sicotte, St-Hyacinthe, Québec J2S 2M2, Canada; Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec, 200, chemin Sainte-Foy, Québec G1R 4X6 (Lebœuf).
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