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Volume 12, Number 12—December 2006

Dispatch

Spongiform Encephalopathy in a Miniature Zebu

Torsten Seuberlich*1Comments to Author , Catherine Botteron*1, Christian Wenker†, Valeria Café-Marçal*, Anna Oevermann*, Bianca Haase*, Tosso Leeb*, Dagmar Heim‡, and Andreas Zurbriggen*
Author affiliations: *University of Berne, Berne, Switzerland; †Zoo Basel, Basel, Switzerland; ‡Federal Veterinary Office, Berne, Switzerland

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Table 2

Histopathologic lesions in brain of zebu with spongiform encephalopathy and cow with bovine spongiform encephalopathy, Switzerland, 2004*

Site Cow Zebu
Brainstem
Dorsal motor nucleus of vagus nerve + ++
Nucleus of spinal tract of trigeminal nerve ++ +++
Nucleus of hypoglossal nerve + ++
Reticular formation ++ ++
Nucleus of solitary tract ++ +++
Vestibular nucli ++ + to ++
Olivary nuclei ++ ++
Cerebellar cortex +
Midbrain (substantia grisea centralis) + to ++ ++ to +++
Thalamus ++ ++ to +++
Hippocampus n.d. +
Basal nuclei (pallidum) + +
Cerebral cortex + ++

*–, absent; +, mild; ++, moderate; +++ severe; n.d., not done.

*–, absent; +, mild; ++, moderate; +++ severe; n.d., not done.

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1These authors contributed equally to this work.

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