Immunodeficiency syndrome in a 3-year-old llama.

  • M Sivasankar
  • Published 1999 in
    The Canadian veterinary journal = La revue…
An adult, castrated male llama was presented for evaluation of a chronic respiratory problem. Complete blood analyses indicated a leukopenia and hypoproteinemia. Radial immunodiffusion, bone marrow core, and lymph node biopsies supported a tentative diagnosis of juvenile llama immunodeficiency syndrome. This diagnosis was confirmed by postmortem findings.