Mycobacterium paratuberculosis infection in two llamas

J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1994 Jun 1;204(11):1805-8.

Abstract

Mycobacterium paratuberculosis was diagnosed in 2 llamas by bacteriologic culturing and DNA probe testing of fecal and intestinal specimens. Diarrhea and weight loss were observed in both animals. Lesions in the gastrointestinal tracts of the 2 llamas were similar to pathologic changes reported in cattle infected with M paratuberculosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Camelids, New World*
  • Chronic Disease
  • Diarrhea / diagnosis
  • Diarrhea / pathology
  • Diarrhea / veterinary*
  • Feces / microbiology*
  • Female
  • Male
  • Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis / isolation & purification*
  • Paratuberculosis / diagnosis*
  • Paratuberculosis / pathology
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / diagnosis
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / pathology
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / veterinary*