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Inclusion body disease of cranes: comparison of pathologic findings in cranes with acquired vs. experimentally induced disease

Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

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Abstract

Inclusion body disease of cranes was the cause of death in 17 immature and mature cranes of 5 different species in Wisconsin. A herpesvirus of unknown origin was the apparent cause. An isolate of this herpesvirus was used to experimentally infect 3 species of cranes. Macroscopic and microscopic lesions associated with naturally acquired and experimentally induced disease were essentially identical. Multifocal hepatic and splenic necrosis was found in all cranes evaluated. Necrosis of the gastrointestinal tract, thymus, and bursa of Fabricius also was seen in some of the cranes. Eosinophilic intranuclear inclusion bodies often were commonly associated with hepatic lesions, sometimes with the splenic lesions, and rarely with the thymic or gastrointestinal tract lesions. The lesions of this inclusion body disease were similar to those reported for cranes in Austria from which a crane herpesvirus was isolated.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Inclusion body disease of cranes: comparison of pathologic findings in cranes with acquired vs. experimentally induced disease
Series title:
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Volume
189
Issue:
9
Year Published:
1986
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
National Wildlife Health Center
Description:
p. 993-996
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
First page:
993
Last page:
996
Number of Pages:
4
Country:
United States of America
State:
Wisconsin
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