Malignant catarrhal fever in sika deer (Cervus nippon) in the UK

Foyle, K. L.; Fuller, H. E.; Higgins, R. J.; Russell, G. C.; Willoughby, K.; Rosie, W. G.; Stidworthy, M. F.; Foster, A. P.
October 2009
Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association;10/10/2009, Vol. 165 Issue 15, p445
Academic Journal
The article discusses the discovery of malignant catarrhal fever (MCF) in sika deer in Great Britain. MCF is characterized by vasculitis, lymphoproliferation, and erosive-ulcerative mucosal and cutaneous lesions. Its susceptibility is varied between deer species and greatest in white-tailed deer, red deer, and sambar deer. The findings of its postmortem examination includes severe mucosal pallor, abdominal fat necrosis, and haemorrhagic rhinitis.


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