Pulmonary adenomatosis (Jaagsiekte), known as a sheep disease, caused by a nowadays not completely identified virus was diagnosed in a pregnant goat. Clinically chronic, gradually progressive respiratory symptoms (dyspnoea, tachypnoea, coughing), as well as tachycardia (pulse rate: 100 to 120/min), anorexia and loss of weight were observed. The pathological examination revealed the enlargement of the volume and weight of lungs. Grayish-white, compact foci with a diameter of 0.5 to 3 cm were observed on the surface and cut surface of lungs. The foci protruded over the surface and they were frequently confluent (Fig. 1). The histological examination revealed alterations characteristic for multiplex, bronchoalveolar adenocarcinoma (cavities reminding glandular end-duct, covered by polymorph cubical or columnar epithelial cells or cellular fascicles); besides, giant cells were also rarely found together with inflammation and inflammatory cells in the interalveolar tissues (Figures 2 to 5). Other organs were intact. In Hungary, this is the first report on the pulmonary adenomatosis in goat.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Magyar Allatorvosok Lapja|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 1996|
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