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An epidemic of fatal posterior paralysis and sudden death in goats: a case report.
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PMID:  2775160     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An epidemy of fatal posterior weakness was observed in Norwegian dairy goats with a spontaneous character (high fever, collapse, death). Clinical, postmortem, and histopathological findings indicated gastroenteritis, liver damage (necrotic foci), soft kidneys, pneumonia, and depletion of liver glycogen in goats up to 4 months of age. In older animals there was a prevalence of muscle degeneration. Indigenous goats did not exhibit any mortality, whereas the mortality rate in male crosses Norwegian X Tanzanian was 100%, regardless of their age. In young goats, the existence of a high mortality infectious syndrome with enterotoxaemia and fever is suspected, whereas older goats were probably exposed to a non-infectious myodegeneration.
R M Maselle; G K Mbassa; S F Jiwa; E Ndemanisho
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Beiträge zur tropischen Landwirtschaft und Veterinärmedizin     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0301-567X     ISO Abbreviation:  Beitr Trop Landwirtsch Veterinarmed     Publication Date:  1989  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-10-06     Completed Date:  1989-10-06     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0410253     Medline TA:  Beitr Trop Landwirtsch Veterinarmed     Country:  GERMANY, EAST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  211-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro/Tansania.
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MeSH Terms
Death, Sudden / etiology,  veterinary*
Digestive System / pathology
Disease Outbreaks / veterinary*
Kidney / pathology
Liver / pathology
Lung / pathology
Muscles / pathology
Muscular Diseases / etiology,  veterinary*
Myocardium / pathology
Paralysis / etiology,  veterinary*

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