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Title: Intestinal lesions resembling paratuberculosis in a wild rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus).
Title Abreviation: J Comp Pathol Date of Pub: 1990 Jul
Author: Angus KW;
Issue/Part/Supplement: 1 Volume Issue: 103 Pagination: 101-5
MESH Headings: Animal; Animals, Wild (*); Case Report; Comparative Study; Female; Intestinal Diseases (PA/*VE); Mycobacterium; Paratuberculosis (*PA); Rabbits (*); -AA-;
Journal Title Code: HVB Publication Type: JOURNAL ARTICLE
Date of Entry: 901011NEntry Month: 9012
Country: ENGLAND Index Priority: 2
Language: Eng Unique Identifier: 90369023
Unique Identifier: 90369023 ISSN: 0021-9975
Abstract: One of three feral rabbits from a colony on a hill grazing used to sustain farmed red deer in north-east Scotland, had chronic intestinal lesions resembling paratuberculosis (Johne's disease), but similar lesions were not found in 29 juvenile and adult rabbits killed subsequently on the same ground. Acid- and alcohol-fast bacteria were observed in fixed tissues, but material for culture was not obtained from the affected rabbit, thus the species of Mycobacterium involved was not identified. The farmed deer had experienced recently a severe outbreak of paratuberculosis.
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Address: Moredun Research Institute, Edinburgh, U.K.