Bilateral perirenal hemorrhage in two Stone's sheep (Ovis dalli stonei): a possible manifestation of malignant catarrhal fever.

@article{Himsworth2008BilateralPH,
  title={Bilateral perirenal hemorrhage in two Stone's sheep (Ovis dalli stonei): a possible manifestation of malignant catarrhal fever.},
  author={Chelsea G. Himsworth and Naomi Jane Harms and Gary A. Wobeser and Janet Hill},
  journal={Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc},
  year={2008},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={
          676-8
        }
}
Malignant catarrhal fever (MCF)-like disease was diagnosed at postmortem in 2 Stone's sheep (Ovis dalli stonei). On gross examination, the predominant abnormality in both sheep was severe perirenal hemorrhage and multiple renal infarcts. Microscopically, there was severe, multisystemic lymphocytic arteritis. Both sheep were positive for Ovine herpesvirus 2 (OvHV-2) on polymerase chain reaction, and partial sequencing of the viral DNA polymerase genes from the 2 sheep revealed >99% homology… CONTINUE READING