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MALIGNANT CATARRHAL FEVER (MCF) IN BALI CATTLE (BOS JAVANICUS) IN A COMMERCIAL FARM IN MALAYSIA.

Malignant Catarrhal Fever (MCF) is a highly fatal disease of cattle and other ruminants with worldwide distribution. There are two forms of the disease, first is caused by Alcephine herpesvirus-1 (AHV-1) and is derived from wildebeest. There other form of the disease is associated with sheep and it is caused by Ovine herpesvirus-2 (OHV-2). All cases were collected within the same farm that cattle (including Bali Cattle) and sheep were raised together. The infected animals showed clinical signs of severe depression, anorexia, fever, hypersalivation, eyes discharge and corneal opacity. Histopathologically, there was generalized vasculitis with perivascular cuffing lesion detected in all post-mortem cases. It is possible from the history, clinical signs and histological finding, that MCF in Bali Cattle, in this case, was associated with sheep. The aims of this study was to describe the clinical signs and pathological findings of MCF – affected animals (n:12). 

Suhaila, N.S.; Azizah, D.; Zamila Z.; Azila Z.; Shuhaini A.; Esdy A.A.R. and Yusniza M.Y. 

Veterinary Research Institute, 59 Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, 31400, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Corresponding Author: Azizah Darus

 

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Suhaila, N.S.; Azizah, D.; Zamila Z.; Azila Z.; Shuhaini A.; Esdy A.A.R. and Yusniza M.Y. (2011) Malignant Catarrhal Fever (MCF) In Bali Cattle (Bos Javanicus) In A Commercial Farm In Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Veterinary Research, V2:N01, January 2011, 35-39


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