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  • SPECIES:
    • BOVINE
  • SYSTEM:
    • GASTROINTESTINAL
  • ORGAN:
    • INTESTINE
  • DIAGNOSIS:
    • ULCERATIVE ENTERITIS - INTESTINAL FORM OF MALIGNANT CATARRHAL FEVER
  • CAUSE:
    • OVINE HERPESVIRUS-2
  • CONTRIBUTOR:
    • GREGG
  • INSTITUTION:
    • USDA FOREIGN ANIMAL DISEASE DIAGNOSTIC LAB, PLUM ISLAND
  • GENPATH:
    • VIRAL
  • COMMENTS:
    • There are multiple ulcers of the intestinal epithelium and ingesta adhered to foci of epithelial necrosis. The areas of necrosis are the result of lymphocytic vasculitis and overlying infarction caused by this gammaherpesvirus - not any infection of the mucosal epithelium.