Neospora caninum pneumonia in an adult dog.

B. Greig, Stephanie A Rossow, Jim Collins, J. P. Dubey

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Neospora caninum was identified in a lung aspirate specimen from an adult dog with severe pneumonia. Neosporosis was tentatively diagnosed by cytologic examination of a Wright-Giemsa-stained smear of the aspirate specimen, using light microscopy. The infection was confirmed by immunohistochemical examination of a section of lung tissue obtained at necropsy. Neosporosis is usually a fatal ascending neurologic disease of dogs less than 1 year of age. Neospora caninum infections are uncommon in adult dogs and do not have a consistent clinical course. The disease in the dog of this report was unique because the dog had clinical respiratory tract disease and because preliminary diagnosis was made by cytologic examination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1000-1001
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Issue number7
StatePublished - Apr 1 1995


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