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1 January 1989 DISTEMPER-LIKE DISEASE AND ENCEPHALITOZOONOSIS IN WILD DOGS (LYCAON PICTUS)
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Clinical signs of a fatal disease resembling those of canine distemper were observed in two groups of captive wild dog (Lycaon pictus) pups 13 days after vaccination with a commercially available combination vaccine for dogs which contained a live attenuated strain of canine distemper virus. Histopathological examination of tissues revealed the presence of intranuclear inclusion bodies in neurons and lesions resembling canine distemper as well as colonies of an Encephalitozoon sp. in the central nervous system and kidneys. Lesions were observed in both organs which resembled those described in other species infected with Encephalitozoon cuniculi.

Van Heerden, Bainbridge, Burroughs, and Kriek: DISTEMPER-LIKE DISEASE AND ENCEPHALITOZOONOSIS IN WILD DOGS (LYCAON PICTUS)
J. Van Heerden, N. Bainbridge, R. E. J. Burroughs, and N. P. J. Kriek "DISTEMPER-LIKE DISEASE AND ENCEPHALITOZOONOSIS IN WILD DOGS (LYCAON PICTUS)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 25(1), 70-75, (1 January 1989). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-25.1.70
Received: 15 September 1987; Published: 1 January 1989
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