Outbreak of malignant catarrhal fever in Welsh Black cattle in Carmarthenshire.


An outbreak of malignant catarrhal fever (MCF) resulted in the deaths of 12 cattle in a herd of 77 animals during seven weeks in 1999; in addition, one cow developed a milder disease which was confirmed as MCF by PCR for ovine herpesvirus 2 DNA and an immunofluorescent antibody test for antibodies to the virus, but recovered. Further PCR and serological… (More)


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