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Vercammen, Francis;Bosseler, Leslie;Tignon, Marylène;Cay, Ann Brigitte
Encephalomyocarditis virus in a captive Malayan tapir (Tapirus indicus)
Open Veterinary Journal
Journal Article
2226-4485 (Print) 2218-6050 (Linking)
Encephalomyocarditis virus;Malayan tapir;Myocard;Tapirus indicus
A 5-month-old female captive Malayan tapir (Tapirus indicus) died suddenly without preceding symptoms. Gross necropsy revealed numerous white circular and linear foci in the myocard. Differential diagnosis all turned out negative, except for encephalomyocarditis virus. Histopathology revealed mineralisation of myocardial cells and interstitial infiltration of lymphocytes, plasma cells and less neutrophils. Encephalomyocarditis virus was detected by PCR. Although encephalomyocarditis virus occurs in many mammals, this is the first published description of this virus in a Malayan tapir.
Vercammen, Francis Bosseler, Leslie Tignon, Marylene Cay, Ann Brigitte eng Libya 2017/06/16 06:00 Open Vet J. 2017;7(2):100-103. doi: 10.4314/ovj.v7i2.4. Epub 2017 Apr 23.