Volume 10, Number 6—June 2004
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Infectivity in Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros)
|Kudu Ref.||Age at death (mo.)||Sex||Brief history||Basis of diagnosis|
||Born at London Zoo. Died after progressive neurologic disease of approximately 72 hours. Examined postmortem on the same day.
||Histopathologic examination of brain and experimental transmission to mice.
||Born at London Zoo. Killed after progressive neurologic disease of approximately 24 hours. Examined postmortem on the same day.
||Histopathologic, SAF, and PrPsc immunocytochemical examinations of the brain and spinal cord.a
||Born at London Zoo. Killed for management reasons as a clinically healthy animal and immediately examined postmortem.
||Histopathologic, SAF, and PrPsc immunocytochemical examinations of the brain and spinal cord.
|A1212||39||F||Born in Britain, moved to London Zoo at 12 months of age. Killed following progressive neurologic disease lasting approximately 1 month and immediately examined postmortem.||Histopathologic and SAF examinations of the brain.|
aSAF, scrapie-associated fibrils; PrPSc, transmissible spongiform encephalopathy-disease specific form of the PrP protein.
1Present affiliation is Universities Federation for Animal Welfare, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, UK.
2Present affiliation is National Scrapie Plan Administration Centre, Worcester, UK.