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Isolation of a syncytium-forming virus from a goat with polyarthritis
  1. M Dawson,
  2. M Jeffrey,
  3. D Chasey,
  4. C Venables and
  5. JM Sharp


Virus particles, morphologically indistinguishable from maedi-visna virus or caprine arthritis-encephalitis virus, were detected in tissue explant cultures prepared post mortem from a goat with joint, lung and kidney lesions similar to those associated with the caprine arthritis-encephalitis complex. Serum from this goat and others in its herd of origin gave positive reactions in an agar gel immunodiffusion test for maedi-visna virus antibodies.

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