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#1 - Acute necrotic hepatotoxicity caused by Lantana camara L. ingestion in dairy cattle

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This study describes an outbreak of acute necrotic hepatopathy associated with spontaneous poisoning by Lantana camara L. in dairy cattle. A herd of 15 cows and heifers was introduced into a native pasture with limited food supply, and, sixteen days later, eight animals had spontaneous nasal hemorrhage, fever, lethargy, jaundice, and dry, dark stools with mucus and blood. The clinical course varied from two to five days. In the pasture where the cattle were kept, abundant adult specimens of L. camara L. with evident signs of consumption were observed. In total, seven cattle died and necropsy was performed in three of them. All animals had moderate jaundice, hemorrhage in the subcutaneous tissue and on the surface of different organs. The liver was slightly enlarged, with orange discoloration and enhanced lobular pattern. Histologically, multifocal areas of coagulative necrosis of hepatocytes in the centrilobular area, occasionally extending to the midzonal area, were observed, as well as marked hepatocellular degeneration and prominent cholestasis. The current study suggests that L. camara L. poisoning should be considered a differential diagnosis of acute and necrotic hepatotoxicity in cattle, despite the absence of photosensitization.

Abstract in Portuguese:

Esse estudo descreve um surto de hepatopatia necrótica aguda associada a intoxicação espontânea por Lantana camara L. em bovinos leiteiros. Um lote de 15 vacas e novilhas foram introduzidas em um piquete com campo nativo, com escassa oferta de alimento. Após dezesseis dias, oito animais manifestaram epistaxe, febre, apatia, icterícia, fezes ressecadas e escuras com muco e sangue. A evolução do quadro clínico variou de dois a cinco dias. No piquete em que os bovinos estavam alojados havia grande quantidade de L. camara L. com sinais evidentes de consumo. No total, sete bovinos morreram, e destes, o exame post mortem foi realizado em três. Os bovinos exibiam moderada icterícia, hemorragias no tecido subcutâneo e na superfície de diferentes órgãos. O fígado estava discretamente aumentado, com coloração alaranjada e padrão lobular evidente. As lesões histológicas consistiam em acentuada necrose de coagulação de hepatócitos em região centrolobular, por vezes se estendendo a região mediozonal, além de acentuada degeneração dos hepatócitos e evidente Colestase. O presente trabalho alerta para que intoxicação por L. camara L. seja levada em consideração nos diagnósticos diferenciais de hepatotoxicidade necrótica aguda em bovinos, mesmo sem indícios de fotossensibilização.


#2 - Clostridium perfringens α and β recombinant toxoids in equine immunization

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Clostridium perfringens is considered one of the main causative agents of superacute enterocolitis, usually fatal in the equine species, due to the action of the β toxin, and is responsible for causing severe myonecrosis, by the action of the α toxin. The great importance of this agent in the equine economy is due to high mortality and lack of vaccines, which are the main form of prevention, which guarantee the immunization of this animal species. The aim of this study was to evaluate three different concentrations (100, 200 and 400µg) of C. perfringens α and β recombinant toxoids in equine immunization and to compare with a group vaccinated with a commercial toxoid. The commercial vaccine was not able to stimulate an immune response and the recombinant vaccine was able to induce satisfactory humoral immune response in vaccinated horses, proving to be an alternative prophylactic for C. perfringens infection.

Abstract in Portuguese:

Clostridium perfringens é considerado um dos principais agentes causadores de enterocolites superagudas, geralmente fatais na espécie equina, devido à ação da toxina β, além de ser responsável por causar quadros graves de mionecrose, pela ação da toxina α. A grande importância desses agentes na equinocultura, deve-se a elevada mortalidade e a inexistência de vacinas, principal forma de prevenção, que garantam a imunização dessa espécie animal. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar três diferentes concentrações (100, 200 e 400µg) dos toxóides recombinantes α e β de C. perfringens na imunização de equinos, bem como comparar com um grupo vacinado com um toxóide comercial. A vacina comercial não se mostrou capaz de estimular uma resposta imune e a vacina recombinante foi capaz de induzir resposta imune humoral satisfatória em equinos vacinados, provando ser uma alternativa profilática para infecção por C. Perfringens.


#3 - Poisoning by Senna obtusifolia in sheep, 38(8):1471-1474

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ABSTRACT.- Campos E.M., Maia L.A., Olinda R.G., Nascimento E.M., Melo D.B., Dantas A.F.M. & Riet-Correa F. 2018. Poisoning by Senna obtusifolia in sheep. [Intoxicação por Senna obtusifolia em ovinos.] Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira 38(8):1471-1474. Laboratório de Patologia Animal, Hospital Veterinário, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Avenida Universitária s/n, Santa Cecília, Patos, PB 58700-970, Brazil. E-mail: edipo_mc1@hotmail.com In a paddock highly invaded by Senna obtusifolia 10 out of 60 sheep showed muscle weakness and 9 died after a clinical manifestation period of 24-76 hours. Serum activities of creatine kinase were increased in all sheep examined. Multifocal polyphasic muscle segmental degeneration and necrosis was observed in skeletal muscles. Although the plant is a common weed in northeastern Brazil, the poisoning is rare, probably because the animals do not ingest it or due to toxicity variations.

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RESUMO.- Campos E.M., Maia L.A., Olinda R.G., Nascimento E.M., Melo D.B., Dantas A.F.M. & Riet-Correa F. 2018. Poisoning by Senna obtusifolia in sheep. [Intoxicação por Senna obtusifolia em ovinos.] Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira 38(8):1471-1474. Laboratório de Patologia Animal, Hospital Veterinário, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Avenida Universitária s/n, Santa Cecília, Patos, PB 58700-970, Brazil. E-mail: edipo_mc1@hotmail.com Em um piquete altamente invadido por Senna obtusifolia, 10 de 60 ovelhas mostraram fraqueza muscular e 9 morreram após um período de manifestação clínica de 24-76 horas. As atividades séricas da creatina quinase foram aumentadas em todos os ovinos examinados. Foi observada degeneração segmentar e necrose polifásica muscular em músculos esqueléticos. Embora a planta seja uma erva daninha comum no Nordeste do Brasil, o envenenamento é raro, provavelmente porque os animais não o ingerem ou devido a variações de toxicidade.


#4 - Epidemiological, clinical and pathological aspects of infectious canine hepatitis: 15 cases, 38(8):1608-1614

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ABSTRACT.- Souto E.P.F., Maia L.A., Ferreira J.S., Gomes L.C.V.M., Carneiro R.S., Driemeier D., Souza A.P. & Dantas A.F.M. 2018. [Epidemiological, clinical and pathological aspects of infectious canine hepatitis: 15 cases] Aspectos epidemiológicos, clínicos e anatomopatológicos da hepatite infecciosa canina: 15 casos. Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira 38(8):1608-1614. Laboratório de Patologia Animal, Hospital Veterinário, Centro de Saúde e Tecnologia Rural, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Campus de Patos, Av. Universitária s/n, Bairro Santa Cecília, Patos, PB 58708-110, Brazil. E-mail: dantas.af@pq.cnpq.br We described the main epidemiological, clinical and pathological aspects of canine infectious hepatitis diagnosed in the Laboratory of Animal Pathology of the Federal University of Campina Grande during the period from January 2003 to December 2016. Of the 1,640 necropsied dogs, 15 were diagnosed as infectious canine hepatitis (0.91%). Of the dogs affected nine were males and six females. The ages ranged from 45 days to seven years, being most of them young. Ten animals were mixed breed, four were Poodles and one Rottweiler. Most of the dogs do not received any vaccine protocol. The dogs came from the municipalities of Patos, São Mamede and Teixeira, from Paraiba, northeastern of Brazil. Most of the dogs presented clinical course varying from hyperacute to acute. The main clinical signs were seizure, apathy and hyporexia. At necropsy, the major alterations were observed in the liver, which was pale to orange and with irregular reddish areas on the capsular surface, besides accentuation of the lobular pattern and edema in the wall of the gallbladder. Hemorrhages were observed in several organs. In the histopathology there was centrolobular necrosis of hepatocytes associated with intranuclear viral inclusion bodies, hemorrhages and mixed inflammatory infiltrate. The diagnosis was established based on the characteristic histopathological lesions and was confirmed by immunohistochemistry. Infectious canine hepatitis occurs occasionally in the Paraiba, affecting particularly young and unvaccinated dogs.

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RESUMO.- Souto E.P.F., Maia L.A., Ferreira J.S., Gomes L.C.V.M., Carneiro R.S., Driemeier D., Souza A.P. & Dantas A.F.M. 2018. [Epidemiological, clinical and pathological aspects of infectious canine hepatitis: 15 cases] Aspectos epidemiológicos, clínicos e anatomopatológicos da hepatite infecciosa canina: 15 casos. Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira 38(8):1608-1614. Laboratório de Patologia Animal, Hospital Veterinário, Centro de Saúde e Tecnologia Rural, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Campus de Patos, Av. Universitária s/n, Bairro Santa Cecília, Patos, PB 58708-110, Brazil. E-mail: dantas.af@pq.cnpq.br Descrevem-se os principais aspectos epidemiológicos, clínicos e anatomopatológicos de casos de hepatite infecciosa canina diagnosticados no Laboratório de Patologia Animal da Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, durante o período de janeiro de 2003 a dezembro de 2016. Dos 1.640 cães necropsiados, 15 foram diagnosticados como hepatite infecciosa canina (0,91%). Dos cães acometidos nove eram machos e seis fêmeas. As idades variaram de 45 dias a sete anos, sendo a maioria filhotes. Dez animais não apresentavam raça definida, quatro eram Poodles e um Rottweiler. A maioria dos cães não recebeu nenhum tipo de protocolo vacinal. Os cães eram oriundos dos municípios de Patos, São Mamede e Teixeira, pertencentes ao estado da Paraíba, Nordeste do Brasil. A maioria dos cães apresentou curso clínico variando de hiperagudo a agudo. Os principais sinais clínicos foram convulsão, apatia e hiporexia. Na necropsia, as principais alterações foram observadas no fígado que se apresentava de pálido a alaranjado e com áreas irregulares avermelhadas na superfície capsular, além de acentuação do padrão lobular e edema na parede da vesícula biliar. Hemorragias foram observadas em vários órgãos. Na histopatologia havia necrose centrolobular de hepatócitos associada a corpúsculos de inclusão viral intranucleares, hemorragia e infiltrado inflamatório misto. O diagnóstico foi estabelecido com base nas características lesões histopatológicas e foi confirmado por imuno-histoquímica. A hepatite infecciosa canina ocorre ocasionalmente na Paraíba, acometendo particularmente cães jovens e não vacinados.


#5 - Comparison of the effects of Cestrum axillare leaves with isolated saponins in goats

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Cestrum axillare Vell. (formerly Cestrum laevigatum Schltd.), family Solanaceae, is the most important hepatotoxic plant in Brazil that causes acute poisoning. It occurs in the Southeast and Center-West regions and in coastal areas of the Northeast Brazil. Spontaneous poisoning was described in cattle, goats and sheep, with clinical signs evidenced within 24 hours after ingestion of the leaves and death within 48 hours after signs onset. The clinical signs observed in acute poisoning are apathy, anorexia, ruminal arrest, arched back, constipation with feces in small spheres, sometimes covered with mucus and blood streaks, muscle tremors, staggering gait and sometimes sialorrhoea. Neurological signs may be observed, due to interference in the urea cycle due to hepatic insufficiency resulting in hyperammonemia (hepatic encephalopathy). The main pathological finding is centrilobular hepatic necrosis. The toxic principle present in C. axillare was not yet definitively proven, but some authors attribute the toxicity of the plant to the presence of saponins gitogenin and digitogenin. However, it has not been determined whether the saponins present in C. axillare are responsible for the hepatotoxic effect of the plant. Thus, the objective of this work is to determine if the saponins are the compounds responsible for the hepatotoxic effects produced by the ingestion of the leaves of C axillare, using goats as experimental model. For this, the effects of the administration of the leaves were compared with those produced by the saponins isolated from the leaves in goats. Six goats were randomly assigned to three experimental groups that received [1] dry leaves of C. axillare (animals A1 and A2), [2] saponins extract from leaves (animals S1 and S2) or [3] control group (animals C1 and C2). For goats receiving the dry leaves the administered dose of plant was 10g/kg for one animal (A1) and 5g/kg for the other one (A2). For animals receiving the saponins extract, administration was done at a dose equivalent to 20g/kg repeated after 24 hours. The dry leaves administered at a dose of 10g/kg to a goat produced toxic effects, with alterations in biochemistry (indicating hepatic lesion) and histopathology showing centrilobular hepatic necrosis. At the dose of 5 g/kg of dry leaves, clinical signs of poisoning were not observed, but hepatic necrosis was found; after 15 days after the last administration, the hepatic parenchyma of this animal was already normal, with only hemorrhagic areas, demonstrating full regeneration. The administration of extracts of saponins containing gitogenin and digitogenin to goats did not produce significant toxic effects, proving that these compounds are not responsible for intoxication. In addition, goats are a good experimental model for studies of this intoxication.

Abstract in Portuguese:

Cestrum axillare Vell. (anteriormente C. laevigatum Schltd.), família Solanaceae, é a mais importante planta hepatotóxica do Brasil que causa intoxicação aguda. Tem ocorrência nas regiões Sudeste e Centro-Oeste e em áreas litorâneas do Nordeste. A intoxicação natural foi descrita em bovinos, caprinos e ovinos, com sinais clínicos evidenciados em até 24 horas após a ingestão das folhas e morte em até 48 horas após o início da sintomatologia. Os sinais clínicos observados na intoxicação aguda são apatia, anorexia, parada ruminal, dorso arqueado, constipação com fezes em formas de pequenas esferas, por vezes recobertas com muco e com estrias de sangue, tremores musculares, andar cambaleante e, às vezes, sialorreia. Podem ser observados sinais neurológicos, devido à interferência no ciclo da ureia pela insuficiência hepática resultando em hiperamonemia (encefalopatia hepática). O principal achado patológico é a necrose hepática centrolobular. O princípio tóxico presente no C. axillare ainda não está definitivamente comprovado, mas alguns autores atribuem a toxicidade da planta à presença das saponinas gitogenina e digitogenina. No entanto, ainda não foi determinado se as saponinas presentes em C. axillare são as responsáveis pelo efeito hepatotóxico da planta. Assim, o objetivo deste trabalho é determinar se as saponinas são os compostos responsáveis pelos efeitos hepatotóxicos produzidos pela ingestão das folhas de C. axillare, usando caprinos como modelo experimental. Para isto, foram comparados os efeitos da administração das folhas com os produzidos pelas saponinas isoladas destas folhas em caprinos. Foram utilizados seis caprinos, distribuídos aleatoriamente em três grupos experimentais que receberam [1] folhas secas de C. axillare (Caprinos A1 e A2), [2] extrato de saponinas das folhas (Caprinos S1 e S2), e [3] grupo controle (Caprinos C1 e C2). Para os caprinos que receberam as folhas secas a dose administrada de planta foi de 10g/kg para um animal (A1) e de 5g/kg para outro (A2). Para os animais que receberam o extrato de saponinas, a administração foi feita na dose equivalente a 20g/kg, repetida após 24 horas. Foi verificado que as folhas secas, quando administradas na dose de 10g/kg a um caprino, produziram efeitos tóxicos, com alterações na bioquímica (indicando lesão hepática) e histopatológica apresentando necrose hepática centrolobular. Na dose de 5g/kg de folhas secas, não foi observado sintomatologia clínica da intoxicação, mas houve necrose hepática; 15 dias após a última administração, o parênquima hepático deste animal já se encontrava normal, apenas com áreas hemorrágicas, demonstrando plena regeneração. A administração do extrato de saponinas contendo gitogenina e digitogenina a caprinos não produziu efeitos tóxicos significantes, comprovando não serem estes compostos os responsáveis pela intoxicação. Além disto, a espécie caprina é um bom modelo experimental para estudos desta intoxicação.


#6 - Experimental polioencephalomalacia in cattle induced by sulfur toxicosis, 31(1):41-52

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ABSTRACT.- Cunha P.H.J., Badial P.R., Cagnini D.Q., Oliveira Filho J.P., Moraes L.F., Takahira R.K., Amorim R.L. & Borges A.S. 2011. [Experimental polioencephalomalacia in cattle induced by sulfur toxicosis.] Polioencefalomalacia experimental em bovinos induzida por toxicose por enxofre. Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira 31(1):41-52. Departamento de Medicina Veterinária, Escola de Veterinária, Universidade Federal de Goiás, Rua 13 no.278, Apto 400, Plaza Residencial Sol de La Plaza, Setor Oeste, Goiânia, GO 74120-060, Brazil. E-mail: phcunhavet@yahoo.com.br The aims of this study were to evaluate the clinical signs, the ruminal hydrogen sulfide concentration and the histological lesions induced by sulfur toxicosis in cattle. Ten crossbred calves were fed an experimental diet, four without sodium sulfate (G1) and six with (G2). The calves were submitted to clinical (rectal temperature, cardiac and respiratory rate and ruminal motricity) and laboratorial (hemogram, fibrinogen, total plasma protein, ruminal fluid pH, ruminal hydrogen sulfide concentration, cerebrospinal fluid and histopathological) evaluations. Rectal temperature, cardiac rate, hemogram, fibrinogen, total plasma protein, ruminal fluid pH and cerebrospinal fluid values were within normal reference ranges in animals from both groups. Ruminal hypomotricity and increased respiratory rate and ruminal hydrogen sulfide concentration occurred in G2 animals. One out of six calves in G2 developed neurological signs and lesions of PEM. Two calves of each Group were euthanized. Microscopic lesions of PEM were observed in G2 animals. Histologically there were cortical neuronal necrosis and hemorrhagic lesions in basal nuclei, thalamus, midbrain, pons and medulla oblongata. The experimental model consisting of a diet with high carbohydrate and low in long fiber content with high sulfur concentrations (0.52%) resulted in clinical and histological abnormalities and high ruminal hydrogen sulfide concentration consistent with sulpur toxicosis in cattle.

Abstract in Portuguese:

RESUMO.- Cunha P.H.J., Badial P.R., Cagnini D.Q., Oliveira Filho J.P., Moraes L.F., Takahira R.K., Amorim R.L. & Borges A.S. 2011. [Experimental polioencephalomalacia in cattle induced by sulfur toxicosis.] Polioencefalomalacia experimental em bovinos induzida por toxicose por enxofre. Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira 31(1):41-52. Departamento de Medicina Veterinária, Escola de Veterinária, Universidade Federal de Goiás, Rua 13 no.278, Apto 400, Plaza Residencial Sol de La Plaza, Setor Oeste, Goiânia, GO 74120-060, Brazil. E-mail: phcunhavet@yahoo.com.br O presente trabalho teve como objetivos avaliar os sinais clínicos, as concentrações do sulfeto de hidrogênio ruminal e as alterações anatomopatológicas associadas à intoxicação experimental por enxofre em bovinos. Foram utilizados dez bezerros mestiços leiteiros, sendo que quatro bovinos ingeriram ração sem sulfato de sódio (G1) e seis consumiram ração com sulfato de sódio (G2). Exames clínicos (temperatura retal, frequência cardíaca e respiratória e motricidade ruminal) e laboratoriais (hemograma, fibrinogênio, proteína plasmática, pH do fluido ruminal, concentração do sulfeto de hidrogênio ruminal, líquido cerebrospinal e histopatológico) foram realizados. A temperatura retal, frequência cardíaca, hemograma, fibrinogênio, proteína plasmática, pH do fluido ruminal e os valores do líquido cerebrospinal estavam dentro dos valores de referência para a espécie. Taquipnéia, hipomotricidade ruminal e elevados valores de sulfeto de hidrogênio ruminal foram observados nos bezerros do grupo G2. Um bezerro do grupo G2 apresentou sinais neurológicos e lesões histopatológicas de PEM. Dois animais de cada grupo foram eutanasiados. Lesões microscópicas foram observadas nos bezerros do G2. Histologicamente as alterações observadas foram necrose neuronal cortical e lesões hemorrágicas nos núcleos basais, tálamo, mesencéfalo, ponte e bulbo. O protocolo experimental constituído por uma dieta rica em carboidrato de alta fermentação, baixa quantidade de fibra efetiva e altos níveis de enxofre (0,52%) ocasionou alterações clinicas e histológicas e elevadas concentrações de sulfeto de hidrogênio ruminal compatíveis com quadro de intoxicação por enxofre.


#7 - Outbreak of polioencephalomalacia in cattle consuming high sulphur diet in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 30(8):613-617

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ABSTRACT.- Cunha P.H.J., Bandarra P.M., Dias M.M., Borges A.S. & Driemeier D. 2010. [Outbreak of polioencephalomalacia in cattle consuming high sulphur diet in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.] Surto de polioencefalomalacia por ingestão excessiva de enxofre na dieta em bezerros no Rio Grande do Sul. Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira 30(8):613-617. Departamento de Medicina Veterinária, Escola de Veterinária, Universidade Federal de Goiás, Campus Samambaia, Cx. Postal 131, Goiânia, GO 74001-970, Brazil. E-mail: phcunhavet@yahoo.com.br An outbreak of polioencephalomalacia in cattle caused by ingestion of high sulphur diet, in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil is described. One group of 30 calves was kept in Italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum) pasture and supplemented with concentrate and minerals. Six calves died, necropsy was performed in two of them and liver samples (for lead determination) and fragments of central nervous system were collected. Clinical and neurological examination was performed in one calf and confirmed brain involvement. Sulphur content on dietary components and water, ruminal hydrogen sulfide production in five calves of the same group and PCR from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded cerebral tissues to detect bovine herpesvirus 5 DNA was perfomed. The total sulphur intake was 0.38% dry matter and the values of ruminal sulfide concentration ranged from 1,000 to 2,500ppm. Lead It was not detected in the liver samples and PCR was negative for bovine herpesvirus 5. The brain lesions were characterized by laminar neuronal necrosis. The clinical signs of cerebrocortical syndrome associated with high ruminal sulfide values, elevated intake of dietary sulphur and histological lesions confirmed that the excess of sulphur caused the polioencephalomacia in these calves.

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RESUMO.- Cunha P.H.J., Bandarra P.M., Dias M.M., Borges A.S. & Driemeier D. 2010. [Outbreak of polioencephalomalacia in cattle consuming high sulphur diet in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.] Surto de polioencefalomalacia por ingestão excessiva de enxofre na dieta em bezerros no Rio Grande do Sul. Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira 30(8):613-617. Departamento de Medicina Veterinária, Escola de Veterinária, Universidade Federal de Goiás, Campus Samambaia, Cx. Postal 131, Goiânia, GO 74001-970, Brazil. E-mail: phcunhavet@yahoo.com.br Neste trabalho descreve-se surto de polioencefalomalacia em bovinos decorrente da ingestão de dieta com excessiva concentração de enxofre em uma propriedade no Rio Grande do Sul. O lote era composto por 30 bezerros, mantidos em um piquete com azevém (Lolium multiflorum) e suplementados com ração e sal mineral. Seis bezerros morreram e dois deles foram necropsiados; amostras de tecido hepático para dosagem de chumbo e fragmentos do sistema nervoso central para histopatológico foram colhidos. Um dos bezerros foi examinado antes da morte e sinais neurológicos encefálicos foram constatados. Foi estabelecido o teor de enxofre nos componentes da dieta e água, a produção de sulfeto de hidrogênio ruminal em cinco bovinos do mesmo lote e realizada PCR de um bloco de parafina para detecção de DNA do herpevirus bovino tipo 5. O consumo total de enxofre foi de 0,38% da matéria seca fornecida aos animais e as dosagens de sulfeto de hidrogênio ruminal em animais do mesmo lote variaram de 1.000 a 2.500ppm. Os achados histopatológicos indicaram necrose laminar do córtex cerebral. Não foi detectado chumbo na amostra de tecido hepático e não foi identificado DNA do herpesvirus bovino tipo 5 no encéfalo. O quadro clínico de síndrome cerebrocortical associado aos elevados valores do sulfeto de hidrogênio ruminal, alta ingestão de enxofre na dieta e os achados histopatológicos permitem estabelecer o excesso de enxofre como causador da polioencefalomalacia.


#8 - Acute myonecrosis by Clostridium septicum in horses, 30(8):637-640

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Abstract.- Raymundo D.L., Pavarini S.P., Bezerra Junior P.S., Antoniassi N.A.B., Brecht, B.S, Gomes M.J.P. & Driemeier D. 2010. [Acute myonecrosis by Clostridium septicum in horses.] Mionecrose aguda por Clostridium septicum em equinos. Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira 30(8):637-640. Departamento de Patologia Clínica Veterinária, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Av. Bento Gonçalves 9090, Porto Alegre, RS 91540-000, Brazil. E-mail: davetpat@ufrgs.br Two cases of acute necrotizing myositis caused by Clostridium septicum in horses are described. Both horses presented swelling of the right pelvic limb extending to the ventral abdominal region. The cut surface of the affected area revealed blood-stained edema and gas bubbles. The skeletal muscles of the caudal region of the thigh of the affect limbs had dark red discolored areas of blood-stained edema and crepitation; the deep musculature was dry. The main histopathological findings were swelling, vacuolation and hyaline and floccular necrosis of skeletal myofibers; in between myofibers there were hemorrhage, edema and large amounts of bacilli. In both cases, C. septicum was isolated from the edema fluid of muscular lesions.

Abstract in Portuguese:

RESUMO.- Raymundo D.L., Pavarini S.P., Bezerra Junior P.S., Antoniassi N.A.B., Brecht, B.S, Gomes M.J.P. & Driemeier D. 2010. [Acute myonecrosis by Clostridium septicum in horses.] Mionecrose aguda por Clostridium septicum em equinos. Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira 30(8):637-640. Departamento de Patologia Clínica Veterinária, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Av. Bento Gonçalves 9090, Porto Alegre, RS 91540-000, Brazil. E-mail: davetpat@ufrgs.br Descrevem-se dois casos de miosite necrosante causada por Clostridium septicum em equinos. Os dois equinos apresentavam aumento de volume no membro pélvico direito e que se estendia para a região abdominal ventral. Ao corte, essa área era formada por edema sanguinolento e bolhas de gás. Os músculos esqueléticos da região caudal da coxa apresentavam áreas vermelho-escuras, crepitantes, com edema sanguinolento e, ao corte, as áreas mais profundas da musculatura tinham aspecto seco. As principais alterações histopatológicas observadas foram tumefação, vacuolização, necrose hialina e necrose flocular de fibras musculares esqueléticas. Entre as fibras, havia hemorragia, edema e grande quantidade de bacilos com tamanho de 3-6µm. Na coloração de Gram, os bacilos se apresentavam roxos (gram-positivos); quando impregnados pela prata (Warthin-Starry), se mostraram enegrecidos. Nos dois casos, C. septicum foi isolado, em ambiente anaeróbio, do líquido de edema das lesões musculares.


#9 - Intoxicação por larvas de Perreyia flavipes em bovinos na região sul do Rio Grande do Sul, p.169-173

Abstract in English:

ABSTRACT.- Soares M.P., Quevedo P.S. & Schild A.L. 2008. [Perreyia flavipes larvae poisoning in cattle in southern Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.] Intoxicação por larvas de Perreyia flavipes em bovinos na região sul do Rio Grande do Sul. Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira 28(3):169-173. Laboratório Regional de Diagnóstico, Faculdade de Veterinária, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Campus Universitário s/n, Pelotas, RS 96010-900, Brazil. E-mail: alschild@terra.com.br Three outbreaks of poisoning by Perreyia flavipes Konow, 1899 (Hymenoptera: Pergidae) in cattle during July and August 2006 in southern Brazil are reported. The morbidity rate was 0.8%, 6.2% and 33% on the 3 farms, respectively. Fatality rate was 100%. Clinical signs were depression, jaundice, recumbence, pedaling movements and death in 24-48 hours. The liver was enlarged with increased lobular pattern, the mesenteric lymph nodes were edematous and Peyer patches of the small gut were depressed. Petechial hemorrhages and ecchymosis were observed in the mesentery and abomasum. On histologic examination the liver showed centrolobular or massive necrosis. Hemosiderosis and necrosis of the germinative centers of lymph nodes, white pulp of the spleen and Peyer patches were also observed. The poisoning occurred probably due to an intense drought in October-December 2005, when the insect stayed as a cocoon underground. The dry conditions probably avoided a higher number of adult sawflies to emerge from the cocoons, what resulted in greater egg production. The large amount of decaying grass due to almost normal rain fall during summer seemed to have provided favorable environmental conditions for the development of larvae in winter.

Abstract in Portuguese:

ABSTRACT.- Soares M.P., Quevedo P.S. & Schild A.L. 2008. [Perreyia flavipes larvae poisoning in cattle in southern Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.] Intoxicação por larvas de Perreyia flavipes em bovinos na região sul do Rio Grande do Sul. Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira 28(3):169-173. Laboratório Regional de Diagnóstico, Faculdade de Veterinária, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Campus Universitário s/n, Pelotas, RS 96010-900, Brazil. E-mail: alschild@terra.com.br Three outbreaks of poisoning by Perreyia flavipes Konow, 1899 (Hymenoptera: Pergidae) in cattle during July and August 2006 in southern Brazil are reported. The morbidity rate was 0.8%, 6.2% and 33% on the 3 farms, respectively. Fatality rate was 100%. Clinical signs were depression, jaundice, recumbence, pedaling movements and death in 24-48 hours. The liver was enlarged with increased lobular pattern, the mesenteric lymph nodes were edematous and Peyer patches of the small gut were depressed. Petechial hemorrhages and ecchymosis were observed in the mesentery and abomasum. On histologic examination the liver showed centrolobular or massive necrosis. Hemosiderosis and necrosis of the germinative centers of lymph nodes, white pulp of the spleen and Peyer patches were also observed. The poisoning occurred probably due to an intense drought in October-December 2005, when the insect stayed as a cocoon underground. The dry conditions probably avoided a higher number of adult sawflies to emerge from the cocoons, what resulted in greater egg production. The large amount of decaying grass due to almost normal rain fall during summer seemed to have provided favorable environmental conditions for the development of larvae in winter.


#10 - Spontaneous poisoning by larvae of Perreyia flavipes (Pergidae) in sheep, p.19-22

Abstract in English:

Abstract.- Raymundo D.L., Bezerra Junior P.S., Bandarra P.M., Pedroso P.M.O., Oliveira E.C., Pescador C.A. & Driemeier D. 2008. Spontaneous poisoning by larvae of Perreyia flavipes (Pergidae) in sheep. Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira 28(1):19-22. Departamento de Patologia Clínica Veterinária, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Avenida Bento Gonçalves 9090, Porto Alegre, RS 91540-000, Brazil. E-mail: davetpat@ufrgs.br From a flock of 175 Texel sheep 25 animals died after consumption of a sawfly larvae subsequently identified as Perreyia flavipes. The disease occurred in June-July 2006 on a farm located in the county of Encruzilhada do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Although there were 11 cattle in the same paddock, none of them was affected. High numbers of compact masses containing up to 150 larvae were scattered in the paddock where the animals were grazing. Most affected sheep showed severe apathy during 24-36 h before death, but weakness, muscular tremors and depression were also observed. Necropsy was performed on six sheep and the main macroscopic lesions were hemor-rhages in the subcutaneous tissues, endocardium, gallbladder wall, and abomasal mucosa. In all animals was found hydrothorax, hydropericardium, ascites, and mild jaundice. Edema in the abomasal folds, mesentery, perirenal tissues, and gallbladder wall were also seen. The livers were yellowish with disseminated pinpoint hemorrhages in the parenchyma and had an enhanced lobular pattern. Perreyia flavipes larval body fragments and heads were found in the forestomach contents of the six sheep. Feces were scant, dry and formed balls coated by mucus and streaks of blood. Similar contents were also present at the end of the cecum. Prominent microscopic lesions included severe and diffuse periacinar or massive necrosis of hepatocytes associated with multifocal random hemorrhages. Diffuse necrosis of lymphoid follicles in lymph nodes and Peyer´s patches, lymphoid depletion and necrosis in germinative centers of the spleen, and diffuse vacuolization in the renal tubular epithelia were also seen.

Abstract in Portuguese:

Abstract.- Raymundo D.L., Bezerra Junior P.S., Bandarra P.M., Pedroso P.M.O., Oliveira E.C., Pescador C.A. & Driemeier D. 2008. Spontaneous poisoning by larvae of Perreyia flavipes (Pergidae) in sheep. Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira 28(1):19-22. Departamento de Patologia Clínica Veterinária, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Avenida Bento Gonçalves 9090, Porto Alegre, RS 91540-000, Brazil. E-mail: davetpat@ufrgs.br From a flock of 175 Texel sheep 25 animals died after consumption of a sawfly larvae subsequently identified as Perreyia flavipes. The disease occurred in June-July 2006 on a farm located in the county of Encruzilhada do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Although there were 11 cattle in the same paddock, none of them was affected. High numbers of compact masses containing up to 150 larvae were scattered in the paddock where the animals were grazing. Most affected sheep showed severe apathy during 24-36 h before death, but weakness, muscular tremors and depression were also observed. Necropsy was performed on six sheep and the main macroscopic lesions were hemor-rhages in the subcutaneous tissues, endocardium, gallbladder wall, and abomasal mucosa. In all animals was found hydrothorax, hydropericardium, ascites, and mild jaundice. Edema in the abomasal folds, mesentery, perirenal tissues, and gallbladder wall were also seen. The livers were yellowish with disseminated pinpoint hemorrhages in the parenchyma and had an enhanced lobular pattern. Perreyia flavipes larval body fragments and heads were found in the forestomach contents of the six sheep. Feces were scant, dry and formed balls coated by mucus and streaks of blood. Similar contents were also present at the end of the cecum. Prominent microscopic lesions included severe and diffuse periacinar or massive necrosis of hepatocytes associated with multifocal random hemorrhages. Diffuse necrosis of lymphoid follicles in lymph nodes and Peyer´s patches, lymphoid depletion and necrosis in germinative centers of the spleen, and diffuse vacuolization in the renal tubular epithelia were also seen.


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