The occurrence of deep mycoses in livestock at the ...

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Title The occurrence of deep mycoses in livestock at the University of Ibadan farm
Author(s) B. O. Ikede
Journal Nigerian Journal of Animal Production
Date 1974
Volume 1
Issue 2
Start page 127
End page 131
Abstract In a 2-yr period, 8 cases of systemic mycosis were diagnosed in post-mortem examination of Nigerian livestock. Phycomycosis, involving the alimentary tract and adjacent abdominal organs, was found in a cow, and in a sheep experimentally infected with Trypanosoma brucei. Keratoconjunctivitis caused by a phycomycete was found, the fungus presumably being an opportunist in this case. Aspergillosis was found in a cow in which yellowish-grey nodules occurred in the lung, and in a ewe and 2 lambs in which the primary findings were haemorrhagic infarctions of the intestine. The fungus was found in the lungs of the ewe whose general condition was poor due to extensive dermatitis. Nocardia sp. was isolated from lymph nodes in 1 cow, and from skin nodules and a swollen mammary gland of another..

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