Contagious Caprine Pleuropneumonia in Endangered Tibetan Antelope, China, 2012
, Tiecheng Wang1
, Heting Sun1
, Zhiping Xia, Kun Zhang, Dong Chu, Yu Xu, Yue Xin, Weiwei Xu, Kaihui Cheng, Xuexing Zheng, Geng Huang, Yongkun Zhao, Songtao Yang, Yuwei Gao2
, and Xianzhu Xia2
Author affiliations: Military Veterinary Research Institute of Academy of Military Medical Sciences, Changchun, China (Z. Yu, T. Wang, Z. Xia, Y. Xin, W. Xu, K. Cheng, X. Zheng, G. Huang, Y. Zhao, S. Yang, Y. Gao, X. Xia); Northeast Forestry University, Harbin, China (H. Sun); Institute of Laboratory Animal Sciences of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China (Z. Yu, K. Zhang, X. Xia); State Forestry Administration, Shenyang, China (D. Chu, Y. Xu)
Figure. . Pneumonia caused by Mycoplasma capricolum subsp. capripneumoniae in Tibetan antelope (Pantholops hodgsonii), Tibet, 2012. A) Lung of a caprine pleuropneumonia–infected Tibetan antelope (sample SZM2) showing lung hepatization. B) Lung of a caprine pleuropneumonia–infected Tibetan antelope (sample SH3) showing fibrin deposition. C and D) Fibrinous pneumonia with serofibrinous fluid and an inflammatory cell infiltrate, consisting of mainly lymphocytes, in the alveoli (panel C, sample SZM2, hematoxylin and eosin stain; original magnification ×400) and bronchioles (panel D, sample SH3, hematoxylin and eosin stain; original magnification ×100). Refer to Technical Appendix Table 1 for details of the lung samples used to generate images for this figure.
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