A neurological disease with spongy degeneration in a newborn Japanese black calf.


A Japanese Black calf, 3 day-old male, showed severe ataxia, lateral recumbency, and opisthotonos at the birth. Histopathological examinations revealed severe status spongiosis throughout the central nervous system. Numerous vacuoles within the neuropile varying in size and shape were observed in both formalin-fixed paraffin and cryostat sections. In the… (More)


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