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Generalised protothecosis in a Collie dog

Thomas, J.B. and Preston, N. (1990) Generalised protothecosis in a Collie dog. Australian Veterinary Journal, 67 (1). pp. 25-27.

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A case of generalised prolothecosis in a Collie dog is discussed. A longstanding history of severe colitis was the major clinical sign. Dissemination to many organs was confirmed histoligically. Possible pathogenesis is discussed along with a review of the literature. The possibility of a breed disposition in Collie dogs is discussed. The organisms are ubiquitous in the environment and generalised disease suggests the possibility of immune competence.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary Studies
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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