Epizootic malignant catarrhal fever in three bison herds: differences from cattle and association with ovine herpesvirus-2.

@article{Schultheiss2000EpizooticMC,
  title={Epizootic malignant catarrhal fever in three bison herds: differences from cattle and association with ovine herpesvirus-2.},
  author={Patricia C. Schultheiss and James K. Collins and Terry R. Spraker and J. Demartini},
  journal={Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc},
  year={2000},
  volume={12 6},
  pages={497-502}
}
Three bison herds in Colorado experienced high mortality from malignant catarrhal fever (MCF). In comparison with cattle, the bison had a more rapidly progressive disease, fewer clinical signs, and milder inflammatory histologic lesions. There was consistent association with ovine herpesvirus-2 (OHV-2). Contact with sheep was not consistent. Of 17 animals in herd A, 15 died of acute MCF; 1 was slaughtered while healthy; and 1 developed clinical signs of MCF, was treated with corticosteroids and… CONTINUE READING