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The pathological features of an interstitial pneumonia of goats

Robinson, W.F. and Ellis, T.M. (1984) The pathological features of an interstitial pneumonia of goats. Journal of Comparative Pathology, 94 (1). pp. 55-64.

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An interstitial pneumonia in goats which predominantly affects the caudal lung lobes is described. It is characterized microscopically by hypertrophy of type 2 pneumocytes, the presence of an abundant eosinophilic, PAS-positive material within alveolar spaces, and a diffuse and focal lymphoid infiltration of alveolar septa. The material present within alveolar spaces is considered to be composed of surfactant and fibrin. Although the aetiology is not known the gross and microscopic appearance suggests that a retro-virus may be involved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Veterinary Studies
Publisher: Elsevier BV
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