An erosive/ulcerative alimentary disease of undetermined etiology in Swedish moose (AIces alces L.)

  • Margareta Stéen Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Section of Parasitology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Box 7073, S-750 07 Uppsala, Sweden
  • Regina Diaz Unidad Regional de Investigaciones en Sanidad Animal, EEA, INTA, c.c. 21, Marcos Juarez, Argentina
  • William E. Faber Department of Wildlife Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Grimso Wildlife Research Station, S-730 91 Riddarhyttan, Sweden
Keywords: Alces alces L., Bovine Virus Diarrhoea/Mucosal Disease (BVD/MD), Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR) virus, intracytoplasmic inclusion bodies, moose, Sweden

Abstract

During the years 1985 to 1987, 689 moose (Alces alces L.) collected throughout Sweden were necrop-sied at the National Veterinary Institute in Uppsala, Sweden. Sixty-eight of those investigated had catarrhal to hemorrhagic enteritis, atrophied lymphoid organs, and/or numerous erosive, uclerative, necrotizing lesions of the digestive mucosa. Histopathology of the mucous membranes revealed marked inter- and intracellular oedema, erosions, ulcers and intracytoplasmic inclusion bodies. Neither Bovine Virus Diarrhoea/Mucosal Disease (BVD/MD) or Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR) virus could be isolated from the diseased animals. It is suggested that the syndrome resembling BVD/MD complex, may have been caused by an yet unidentified virus.
Published
1993-12-01
How to Cite
StéenM., DiazR., & FaberW. E. (1993). An erosive/ulcerative alimentary disease of undetermined etiology in Swedish moose (AIces alces L.). Rangifer, 13(3), 149-156. https://doi.org/10.7557/2.13.3.1106
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