An Apparent Outbreak of Cutaneous Papillomatosis in Merino Sheep in Patagonia, Argentina

Francisco A Uzal, A. Latorraca, M. Ghoddusi, M. Horn, M. Adamson, W. R. Kelly, R. Schenkel

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Abstract

A retrospective study was performed on skin samples from an outbreak of cutaneous papillomatosis in Merino sheep that occurred in 1995. The samples were processed for routine histology, electron microscopy and immunocytochemistry for papilloma viruses. Particles of approximately 55 nm diameter were found in some nuclei of the stratum granulosum cells, while immunocytochemistry gave positive staining of cell nuclei in this layer. This study confirms that papillomas associated with papillomaviruses occur in sheep in Patagonia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-202
Number of pages6
JournalVeterinary Research Communications
Volume24
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Diagnosis
  • Electron microscopy
  • Histology
  • Immunocytochemistry
  • Papillomavirus
  • Sheep

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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