Outbreak of pseudo lumpy skin disease in imported heifers in the state of minas gerais brazil
Castro, R.S.D.; Abreu, J.J.D.; Leite, R.C.; Lobato, Z.I.
Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinaria e Zootecnia 40(4): 305-312
ISSN/ISBN: 0102-0935 Accession: 007624556
Four out of ten heifers imported from Austria, under premunition treatment against Anaplasma sp and Babesia sp, showed skin lesions, one week after they had been dehorned. Animals' body condition was not affected. The lesions were characterized by nodules, which were the transformed into crosts. The detached crosts fell off, leaving an apparently normal epithelial surface. The scattered lesions could be found on the dewlap, limbs, shoulder, back, thigh, and perineal and inguinal regions. After two to three weeks, all of the animals recovered, and no signs of the disease were observed after one-year-observation period. These findings led to pseudo lumpy skin disease diagnosis.