Bovine allergic pneumonitis: an acute outbreak associated with mouldy hay.

  • Bruce N. Wilkie
  • Published 1978 in
    Canadian journal of comparative medicine : Revue…

Abstract

An outbreak of acute bovine atypical interstitial pneumonia is reported in association with feeding mouldy hay. Results of serological investigation and of provocation challenge indicated a hypersensitivity pneumonitis due to allergens of Micropolyspora faeni. Macroscopic and microscopic pulmonary changes were predominantly those of oedema and emphysema. These lesions were contrasted with more chronic changes reported in allergic pneumonitis of housed cattle.

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@article{Wilkie1978BovineAP, title={Bovine allergic pneumonitis: an acute outbreak associated with mouldy hay.}, author={Bruce N. Wilkie}, journal={Canadian journal of comparative medicine : Revue canadienne de médecine comparée}, year={1978}, volume={42 1}, pages={10-5} }