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International Journal of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry
Vol. 2, Issue 3, Part A (2017)

A suspected clinical case of caprine arthritis encephalitis (CAE) in a sheep

Author(s): Faez Firdaus Abdullah Jesse, Innocent Damudu Peter, Yusuf Abba, Asinamai Athliamai Bitrus, Idris Umar Hambali, Mohd Azmi Mohd Lila, Abd Wahid Haron and Wan Mohd Sukri Wan Ishak
Abstract: Caprine arthritis-encephalitis is primarily a disease of goats caused by a lentivirus which affects the joints and brain of infected animals. Other small ruminants such as sheep are also susceptible to this disease. This case reports describes the clinical appearance of caprine arthritis encephalitis virus infection in a sheep. A 4-year-old ewe was presented to the Universiti Veterinary Hospital, Universiti Putra Malaysia with a history of 7-day long neurological symptoms which include nystagmus, walking in circling with head tilt, unsteady gait and weakness. Blood analysis revealed a macrocytic hypochromic anemia, uremia, and hyperglobinemia. Based on the history, clinical and physical examinations, a tentative diagnosis of clinical case of caprine arthritis encephalitis (CAE) was made. Since the disease is untreatable, the client was advised to cull the animal in order to prevent further spread in the farm.
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How to cite this article:
Faez Firdaus Abdullah Jesse, Innocent Damudu Peter, Yusuf Abba, Asinamai Athliamai Bitrus, Idris Umar Hambali, Mohd Azmi Mohd Lila, Abd Wahid Haron and Wan Mohd Sukri Wan Ishak. A suspected clinical case of caprine arthritis encephalitis (CAE) in a sheep. International Journal of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry. 2017; 2(3): 15-17.
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