An outbreak of malignant catarrhal fever in buffaloes and cattle in India
Gurkirpal Singh; Gill, B.S.
Buffalo Journal 11(1): 57-59
The incidence of malignant catarrhal fever (MCA) in buffaloes and cattle in a village in Punjab State was recorded. The clinical picture and epidemiology is described. The disease persisted in the village for a few months until about 70 head of buffaloes and cattle had died. Histopathologically, there were foci of necrotizing vasculitis and other lesions with mononuclear cell infiltrations. The infectious viral agent from a natural MCA case produced disease in healthy buffalo calves in 2 serial passages made.