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Suspected caprine arthritis-encephalitis (CAE) in a Boer cross kid: a case report


Ho, Chai Ling and Abdullah, Faez Firdaus Jesse and Adamu, Lawan and Osman, Abdinasir Yusuf and Awang, Dayang Norhaizam and Taslim, Noorashimah and Taqiyuddin, and Saad, Mohd Zamri and Haron, Abdul Wahid and Saharee, Abdul Aziz (2013) Suspected caprine arthritis-encephalitis (CAE) in a Boer cross kid: a case report. IOSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science, 5 (4). pp. 35-40. ISSN 2319-2372; ESSN: 2319-2380


A 1 week old male Boer cross breed goat weighing 3 kg was managed intensively in a cemented enclosure. The case was presented to the Ambulatory Unit of the Large Animal Ward, University Veterinary Hospital (UVH), Universiti Putra Malaysia. The kid was fed with colostrum. The patient was presented with swollen knee joint on both forelimbs, series of intermittent seizures, paddling, opisthotonus and torticollis. There was also loss of menace response and pupillary light reflex which indicates loss of sight of both eyes. The kid died and post mortem was conducted with the findings of severe congestion of the brain and spinal cord, mild congestion of the lung, kidney, liver and gastrointestinal tract. There were swelling of the knee joint of both forelimbs and suppurative synovial fluids. Histology revealed there were severe generalised congestion of the lung, brain and spinal cord. There were thickening of the intra-alveolar septa with some inflammatory cells and evidence of spongiosis in the central nervous system.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.9790/2380-0543540
Publisher: International Organization of Scientific Research
Keywords: Kid; Caprine arthritis-encephalitis (CAE); Post-mortem; Diagnosis; Histology
Depositing User: Azizan Arshad
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2014 02:22
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2016 07:54
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/29884
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