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  • SPECIES:
    • CAPRINE
  • SYSTEM:
    • RESPIRATORY
  • ORGAN:
    • LUNG
  • DIAGNOSIS:
    • PROLIFERATIVE AND NECROTIZING PNEUMONITIS; GOAT POX
  • CAUSE:
    • GOATPOX VIRUS
  • CONTRIBUTOR:
    • GREGG
  • INSTITUTION:
    • USDA FOREIGN ANIMAL DISEASE DIAGNOSTIC LAB, PLUM ISLAND
  • GENPATH:
    • VIRAL
  • COMMENTS:
    • The appearance of pox lesions in the lungs will depend on the interval between infection and death. Ragardless of the interval, the leisons iwll be focal and unformly distributed throughout the lungs because they are of hematogenous origin. The red areas are the first stage of pox lesions in the lungs. Note the fairly uniform distribution of lesions; this is due to a hematogenous origin of the infection. A lung like this one will be quite distended and feel firm.