Caprine herpesvirus 2-associated malignant catarrhal fever of captive sika deer (Cervus nippon) in an intensive management system

@article{Zhu2018CaprineH2,
  title={Caprine herpesvirus 2-associated malignant catarrhal fever of captive sika deer (Cervus nippon) in an intensive management system},
  author={H. Zhu and Qingrong Huang and X. Hu and Wenhui Chu and J. Zhang and Linlin Jiang and X. Yu and X. Zhang and S. Cheng},
  journal={BMC Veterinary Research},
  year={2018},
  volume={14}
}
  • H. Zhu, Qingrong Huang, +6 authors S. Cheng
  • Published 2018
  • Medicine
  • BMC Veterinary Research
  • BackgroundCaprine herpesvirus 2 (CpHV-2) infection usually induces chronic malignant catarrhal fever (MCF) in sika deer (Cervus nippon), with the primary signs of weight loss, dermatitis and alopecia.Case presentationHere, we report a case of CpHV-2-associated acute MCF in a sika deer herd raised in an intensive management system distant to the reservoir goats. Affected deer developed clinical signs of high fever (41 °C) followed by nasal discharge and lameness. Severe lesions of hemorrhage… CONTINUE READING
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