Brain and spinal cord lesions in encephalitozoonosis in mink.

  title={Brain and spinal cord lesions in encephalitozoonosis in mink.},
  author={I. Bjerk{\aa}s},
  journal={Acta veterinaria Scandinavica},
  volume={31 4},
  • I. Bjerkås
  • Published 1990
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Acta veterinaria Scandinavica
  • Central nervous system lesions were studied by light microscopy in 43 farmed mink, aged 5 months to 2 1/2 years, with spontaneous encephalitozoonosis and showing cataractous eye changes. Lesions were found in the brain and spinal cord of all animals examined but were generally mild and chronic. The lesions were consistent with those previously described in spontaneous encephalitozoonosis in other carnivores. Parasites in parasitophorous vacuoles and free or phagocytosed in necrotic and… CONTINUE READING
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