Malignant catarrhal fever infection in a heifer in Jordan

  • Sameeh M. Abutarbush | sameeh75@hotmail.com Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan; Veterinary Medicine Department, College of Food and Agriculture, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.

Abstract

A 14-month-old Holstein Friesian heifer was presented for decreased appetite, ocular discharge, and diarrhea. The heifer was raised at the farm since she was 3 days old. On presentation, the heifer had bilateral mucopurulent ocular discharge and corneal opacity, ulcerative and necrotic skin, and enlarged superficial lymph nodes. Malignant catarrhal fever (MCF) infection was diagnosed based on clinical signs and PCR. MCF infection has never been reported in Jordan.

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2016-08-09
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Keywords:
Malignant catarrhal fever, Cattle, Jordan, Infectious diseases, Herpesvirus
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Abutarbush, S. M. (2016). Malignant catarrhal fever infection in a heifer in Jordan. Veterinary Science Development, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.4081/vsd.2016.6203