Abscess disease, caseous lymphadenitis, and pulmonary adenomatosis in imported sheep

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2000

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The occurrence of abscess disease, caseous lymphadenitis, and pulmonary adenomatosis in sheep in Denmark is reported for the first time. Subcutaneous abscesses were observed in imported 4- to 5-month-old lambs of the Lacaune breed 10 days after arrival in Denmark. Abscesses were mostly located in the head, neck and shoulder regions close to the regional lymph nodes. Bacteriological examinations revealed growth of Staphylococcus aureus ssp. anaerobius in all animals with subcutaneously located abscesses containing a viscous white-yellow odourless mass. In addition, Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis was isolated from abscesses in one animal and lesions consistent with pulmonary adenomatosis were found in four animals.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Veterinary Medicine Series B-infectious Diseases and Veterinary Public Health
Publication date2000
Volume47
Journal number1
Pages55-62
ISSN0931-1793
StatePublished
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