Distemper-like disease and encephalitozoonosis in wild dogs (Lycaon pictus).

  title={Distemper-like disease and encephalitozoonosis in wild dogs (Lycaon pictus).},
  author={Joseph van Heerden and N Bainbridge and Richard E. Burroughs and Nicolaas P J Kriek},
  journal={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  volume={25 1},
Clinical signs of a fatal disease resembling those of canine distemper were observed in two groups of captive wild dog (Lycaon pictus) pups 13 days after vaccination with a commercially available combination vaccine for dogs which contained a live attenuated strain of canine distemper virus. Histopathological examination of tissues revealed the presence of intranuclear inclusion bodies in neurons and lesions resembling canine distemper as well as colonies of an Encephalitozoon sp. in the… CONTINUE READING