Pathology and epidemiology of canine distemper in raccoon dogs (Nyctereutes procyonoides).

  title={Pathology and epidemiology of canine distemper in raccoon dogs (Nyctereutes procyonoides).},
  author={Noboru Machida and Keiji Kiryu and K Oh-ishi and Eiichiro Kanda and N Izumisawa and Tomoko Nakamura},
  journal={Journal of comparative pathology},
  volume={108 4},
From September to December 1991, a large number of free-ranging raccoon dogs (Nyctereutes procyonoides) died from a highly contagious disease in the vicinity of Tokyo. Eighteen seriously ill or dead animals were submitted for necropsy. The pathological findings resembled those in a masked palm civet (Paguma larvata) found infected with canine distemper virus (CDV) in the same area in late August 1991. The most striking features were pneumonia and gastroenteritis. Microscopical lesions consisted… CONTINUE READING


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