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  • SPECIES:
    • CAPRINE
  • SYSTEM:
    • REPRODUCTIVE
  • ORGAN:
    • PLACENTA
  • DIAGNOSIS:
    • NECROTIZING / SUPPURATIVE PLACENTITIS, ETIOLOGY COXIELLA BURNETII
  • CAUSE:
    • COXIELLA BURNETTI
  • CONTRIBUTOR:
    • GUILLERMO RIMOLDI
  • INSTITUTION:
    • CLEMSON VETERINARY DIAGNOSTIC CENTER
  • GENPATH:
    • ABORTION
  • COMMENTS:
    • Coxiella burnetti (Q fever in humans), common cause of abortion in goats, rare in sheep. Organisms can be seen with H/E in trohopblasts. IHC is an excellent confirmatory tool.