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1 April 1992 An Epizootic of Malignant Catarrhal Fever in a Large Captive Herd of White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)
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Over a 4-mo period 23 of 28 white tailed deer kept at a small zoo in New Jersey (USA) died. Clinical signs prior to death were minimal and consisted of depression, central nervous system disorders, and watery diarrhea in a few animals only. Histopathology revealed widespread acute vascular lesions, ranging from modest accumulations of blast like mononuclear cells and edema in the adventitia through to disruption of the tunica media and thrombosis. These vascular lesions were seen in a variety of organs but were most prominent in lung, heart, liver and intestine. Severe vascular changes were associated with necrosis. Lymphoreticular hyperplasia was evident in the lymphoid tissue of all animals.

Brown and Bloss: An Epizootic of Malignant Catarrhal Fever in a Large Captive Herd of White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)
C. C. Brown and L. L. Bloss "An Epizootic of Malignant Catarrhal Fever in a Large Captive Herd of White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 28(2), (1 April 1992). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-28.2.301
Received: 3 June 1991; Accepted: ; Published: 1 April 1992
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