Rabies-induced spongiform change and encephalitis in a heifer.

  title={Rabies-induced spongiform change and encephalitis in a heifer.},
  author={George L. Foley and J F Zachary},
  journal={Veterinary pathology},
  volume={32 3},
A 1-year-old mixed breed heifer was presented to the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at the University of Illinois with a 3-day history of abnormal mentation and aggressive behavior. Based on the history and clinical examination, euthanasia and necropsy were recommended. The differential diagnosis included rabies, pseudorabies, and a brain abscess. The brain was removed within 60 minutes of death, and the section submitted for fluorescent antibody testing was positive for rabies virus… CONTINUE READING


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