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March 2011

Bovine: Dermatitis nasalis, fibrino-necrotizing, multifocal to coalescent, acute to subacute, severe

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Diagnosis: bovine, dermatitis nasalis, fibrino-necrotizing, multifocal to coalescent, acute to subacute, severe

Animal: bovine, nine months, male

Organ: nasal planum

History: The animal was submitted with suspicion of “Mucosal Disease”.

Macroscopic/histopathologic findings: Multiple fibrino-necrotizing or ulcerative lesions were found in: periorbital skin, oral cavity, nasal planum, trachea, oesophagus, rumen, reticulum, omasum, abomasum, widespread in ileum and colon as well as in interdigital clefts.

Comment: Virus culture for detection of Bovine Virus Diarrhea Virus was positive.

Name the disease: Mucosal Disease

Etiology: Bovine Virus Diarrhea Virus, Bovine Pestivirus (Flaviviridae)

Necropsy performed by: Vanessa Herder, Christina Puff, Department of Pathology, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany

Photo by: Vanessa Herder