Journal of Comparative Pathology 2008-2009Bovine
Lymphoepithelioma-like Carcinoma of the Urinary Bladder in a Cow Associatedwith Bovine Papillomavirus Type-2
(First report of such tumor in animals)
Multifocal mucosalnodules and hemorrhage. Lymphoepithelioma carcinomas are recognized by syncytial cells andCytokeratin +, with prominent lymphocyte and plasma cell infiltrates. Brakcen fern and BPV-2 act inconcert to produce neoplasms in the bladder including papillary carcinomas and carcinoma in situ as wellas the title neoplasm.
Contact dermatitis in dairy cattle caused by calcium cyanamide. Calcium cyanimidein antibacterial in foot baths.
Gross Lesions- multifocal alopecia, crusting, allergicdermatitic, contact dermatitis. Acanthosis, necrosis, eosinophils, neutrophils, vesicles.May cause granulomatous lymphadenitis similar to hairy vetch toxicosis.
Outbreak of Salmonella Thompson infection in a Swedish dairy herd
During screening, S. Typhimurium
was isolated in dairy cattle, and S. Thompson in heifers in pasture. Treatment cleared Typhimurium, and decreased Thompson until prevalence increased incows released to pasture. First record of Thompson in dairy cattle. Herd slaughtered to eradicateinfection. Origin unknown.
Isolation of Porphyromonas levii from vaginal samples from cows in herds negativefor bovine necrotic vulvovaginitis (BNVV):
This pigmented Gram negative bacteriumis part of ruminal microflora and associated with BNVV. The disease is chr bydeterioration of normal vaginal injuries caused by calving to necrotic lesions, primarily indairy heifers during the first week after calving. According to this paper P levii wasisolated in Heifers without BNVV.
Encephalomyelitis of Cattle Caused by Akabane Virus in Southern Japan in 2006.
J. Comp. Path. 2009, Vol. 140, 187e193.
Limb weakness and circling. MicroscopicHistologic lesions- Cerebrum non-suppurative
encephalitis with perivascular cuffing
of lymphocytes and macrophages and diffuse gliosis. Brainstem-
Necrosis of neurons withvacuolation of the neuropil
was present in the brainstem. Neuronal
ventral horn of the spinal cord.
Infection was believed post- partum due to the lack of arthrogryposis and hydranencephaly.
Expression of Class II Major Histocompatibility Complex Molecules in ChronicPulmonary Mycoplasma bovis Infection in Cattle
J. Comp. Path. 2009, Vol. 140,198e202.
Pulmonary inflammation often results in expression of the class II major histocompatibility complex (MHCII) by both professional antigen-presenting cells(APCs; histiocytes and lymphocytes) and non-professional APCs (respiratory epitheliumand endothelium). In M. bovis infections causing necrosuppurative lesions, there islittle MHC II expression, but in cases of catarrhal bronchointerstitial pneumonia, theMHC II expression was significantly increased.
Pathological, Immunohistochemical and Bacteriological Study of Tissues and Milk of Cowsand Fetuses Experimentally Infected with Brucella abortus
J. Comp. Path. 2009, Vol. 140, 149e157