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Description:From the “Illustrated Manual for the Recognition and Diagnosis of Certain Animal Diseases”, published in 1982, by the Mexico-United States Commission for the Prevention of Foot and Mouth Disease, this photograph depicts a view of a bovine’s nasal cavity, revealing a number of lesions atop the cavity’s mucosal lining in the region of the nasal turbinates. The animal was ill with what was determined to be lumpy skin disease (LSD). Caused by a Poxviridae family member, this virus causes the eruption of skin nodules to take place over all regions of the bovine body.
“LSD in its classical form, is an acute viral disease of cattle, characterized by the rupture of variably-sized cutaneous nodules, edema of one or more limbs, and swelling of the superficial lymph nodes.. The skin nodules vary in size. They are thickened masses of skin tissue of a creamy-gray color, sometimes containing caseous material. In mild cases, the skin lesions are round, circular, and involve the superficial skin layers. Ulcerated lesions may be found on the mucous membranes of the mouth, nose, and larynx. Similar lesions may be found on the vulva.”
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Jerry J. Callis, PIADC/Dr. Brian W.J. Mahy, CDC
Creation Date:1982
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Links:Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIADC) - United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Agricultural Research Service (ARS) – U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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