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  • Monday, January 19, 2009
  • Outbreak of Maedi-Visna in Sheep and Goats in Palestine
  • Published at:World Applied Sciences Journal


    Clinical and laboratory studies in an outbreak of Maedi-visna disease in a flock of sheep and goats

    were conducted. The clinical findings of the disease were loss of wool, dyspnea and coughing, progressive

    condition loss, exercise intolerance and chronic mastitis. Nervous signs were developed later and were

    characterized by gait abnormalities of the hind limbs, ataxia, tremor of facial muscles and recumbency.

    A definitive diagnosis was made by characteristic clinical history, gross and histopathological lesions and

    detection of seropositive animals by ELISA.




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