Acute interstitial pneumonitis caused by Aleutian disease virus in mink kits.

@article{Larsen1984AcuteIP,
  title={Acute interstitial pneumonitis caused by Aleutian disease virus in mink kits.},
  author={Svend Larsen and Soren Alexandersen and Eiliv Lund and Per Have and Monika Hansen},
  journal={Acta pathologica, microbiologica, et immunologica Scandinavica. Section A, Pathology},
  year={1984},
  volume={92 5},
  pages={391-3}
}
In four Danish mink ranches acute interstitial pneumonitis caused excessive mortality among kits within the first 2 1/2 months after parturition. The disease was found to be due to an Aleutian disease virus (ADV) and could be reproduced experimentally in neonatal kits by inoculation with material from spontaneous cases, as well as with other strains of ADV. Experimental reproduction was only possible in kits from dams free of Aleutian disease (AD) whereas kits from dams experimentally or… CONTINUE READING