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Korean Journal of Veterinary Research 2016;56(4):269-271.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.14405/kjvr.2016.56.4.269    Published online February 27, 2017.
Ferret coronavirus infection in a domestic ferret (Mustela putorius furo)
Su-Hyung Lee1, Du-Min Go1, Jeong-Ha Lee1, Woonki Jang2, Dae Young Kim3, Dae-Yong Kim1
1Department of Veterinary Pathology and Research Institute for Veterinary Science, College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University
2Miraeji Animal Clinic
3Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri
페렛에서 발생한 coronavirus 감염 증례 보고
이수형1, 고두민1, 이정하1, 장운기2, 김대영3, 김대용1
1서울대학교 수의과대학
2미래지 동물병원
A female domestic ferret (Mustela putorius furo) presented to a veterinary clinic with a clinical history of anorexia and poor body condition. Due to gradual deterioration of the body condition, explorative laparotomy was performed. Diffusely, the mesentery was severely thickened and adhered with prominent mesenteric lymph nodes. A portion of the mesentery and mesenteric lymph nodes were biopsied and fixed. Microscopic analysis revealed severe pyogranulomatous peritonitis and lymphadenitis, but staining revealed no bacterial organisms. However, immunohistochemistry for feline coronavirus exhibited strong immunoreactivity, primarily in the macrophages. Based on these results, the case was diagnosed as ferret coronavirus infection.
Key Words: coronavirus infection, ferret, immunohistochemistry, peritonitis

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