A study of "white spotted kidneys" in cattle.

  title={A study of "white spotted kidneys" in cattle.},
  author={Francisco A. Uzal and Boris Dobrenov and Lee Douglas Smythe and Marcus Norris and Michael Francis Dohnt and Meegan Symonds and D O'boyle and Frans Schouten and W. R. Kelly},
  journal={Veterinary microbiology},
  volume={86 4},
A study was performed at an abattoir in Australia, in an attempt to correlate focal chronic interstitial nephritis (FCIN) producing the so-called "white spotted kidney", with Leptospira spp. and other pathogens in cattle. Samples of kidneys, urine and blood were collected immediately after slaughter from 46 two-year-old heifers, and 72 cows and bulls with gross lesions consistent with FCIN. The same samples were also collected from nine heifers and 12 cows with no gross kidney lesions. Aqueous… CONTINUE READING

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