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Alexandria D. Glover DVM1, Raquel R. Rech DVM, PhD, DACVP2, and Elizabeth W. Howerth DVM, PhD, DACVP3
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  • 1 Department of Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602.
  • | 2 Department of Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602.
  • | 3 Department of Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602.
History

A male Holstein fetus that had been aborted at a gestational age of 7 months and placenta were submitted for necropsy. The fetus weighed 5.8 kg (12.8 lb). The dam resided on a dairy farm (herd size, 30 bovids). The cow aborted the fetus on December 5, 2007, approximately 7 months after artificial insemination. The vaccination history of the herd was unknown.

Clinical and Gross Findings

On gross examination, autolysis of the fetus was moderate, and the crown to rump length was 49 cm. There were multiple to coalescing gray, slightly raised, cutaneous plaques on the skin at the

History

A male Holstein fetus that had been aborted at a gestational age of 7 months and placenta were submitted for necropsy. The fetus weighed 5.8 kg (12.8 lb). The dam resided on a dairy farm (herd size, 30 bovids). The cow aborted the fetus on December 5, 2007, approximately 7 months after artificial insemination. The vaccination history of the herd was unknown.

Clinical and Gross Findings

On gross examination, autolysis of the fetus was moderate, and the crown to rump length was 49 cm. There were multiple to coalescing gray, slightly raised, cutaneous plaques on the skin at the

Contributor Notes

Dr. Glover's present address is Veterinary Medicine Teaching and Research Center, University of California-Davis, Tulare, CA 93274.

Dr. Rech's present address is EMBRAPA Suinos e Aves, BR 153- KM 110 - Caixa postal 21, Concordia, SC, 89700-000, Brazil.

Address correspondence to Dr. Howerth (howerth@uga.edu).