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A spongiform encephalopathy in a cat
  1. MM Leggett,
  2. J Dukes and
  3. HM Pirie
  1. Department of Veterinary Surgery, University of Glasgow Veterinary School.


A cat which developed a change of temperament, with muscle tremors, ataxia and pupillary dilatation was suspected and later confirmed histopathologically to have a spongiform encephalopathy. The case is of special interest in view of the widespread concern about spongiform encephalopathies as a result of the recent epidemic of bovine spongiform encephalopathy.

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