Table 1

Diagnosis and lesions. Results on PCR (LTR region), ELISA (Elitest) and histopathology obtained from eight sheep with Visna clinical symptoms belonging to the Castilla-y-León outbreak

Animal No.

Age (years)

Sex

Breed

LTR-PCR

Elitest ratio

Lesions



PBMC

SC

CPx

MG

L

Brain

SC

CPx

MG

L


166

2-3

M

Assaf

+

+

+

NT

+

13.87

-

+++

-

NT

+

223

> 2

F

Assaf

+

NT

+

+/-

-

18.56

+++

+++

NT

-

+

292

2

F

Assaf

-

+

-

+

+

11.06

-

+++

-

-

++

333

> 4

F

Assaf

NT

+

+

+/-

-

3.81

+++

-

+

-

+

336

3

F

Assaf

NT

+

-

+/-

-

3.37

+

+++

+

-

++

368

5

F

Milchschaf

-

+

+

+

-

5.87

+++

+++

++

-

-

697

3

F

Assaf

-

-

NT

-

-

3.12

-

+++

-

++

+

698

2

F

Assaf

+

+

-

+

-

14.56

+++

+++

+

+

+


PBMC, peripheral blood mononuclear cells; SC, spinal cord; CPx, choroid plexus; MG, mammary gland; L, lung; NT, not tested

Ramírez et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:8   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-8-8

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