Case Report

Cytomegalovirus infection in a pig in South Africa

M.G. Collett, D.C. Roberts
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association | Vol 73, No 1 | a548 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/jsava.v73i1.548 | © 2002 M.G. Collett, D.C. Roberts | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 05 July 2002 | Published: 05 July 2002

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Abstract

An 8-week-old piglet with dyspnoea, bilateral mucopurulent nasal discharge and mouth breathing was euthanased and a necropsy was performed. Apart from histological evidence of diffuse rhinitis, large intranuclear inclusion bodies, pathognomonic for porcine cytomegalovirus infection, were detected within mucous glands on the nasal turbinates. This is the first such case to be diagnosed in South Africa.

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Cytomegalovirus; Inclusion Body Rhinitis; Porcine; Suid Herpesvirus2

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