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In October 2015, an 11-month-old female Katahdin lamb was submitted for postmortem examination. This lamb was part of a flock of 36 sheep the owner purchased as a group in southern Indiana about 1 month prior to the onset of illness. Of the 36 sheep, 7 had died. Some of the sheep were noted to have ptyalism and diarrhea before quickly progressing to death. The lamb submitted for examination was found dead without noticeable clinical signs.

Gross Findings

Grossly, the mucous membranes and meninges were congested, and lymph nodes of the lamb's head and neck were congested and enlarged.

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An approximately 7-year-old 5.6-kg sexually intact male carpet python (Morelia spilota) was evaluated for a more than 7-month history of decreased mobility and abnormal behavior, including dull mentation, reduced righting reflex, and anorexia. The snake had not ingested any whole rats or mice for the previous 2 months; therefore, oral tube-feeding with a liquid diet for carnivores had been performed monthly.

Clinical and Gross Findings

On physical examination, the snake was quiet and dull with an altered head carriage, decreased righting reflex, poor body condition (body condition score of 2 on a scale of 1 to 9),

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Abstract

In collaboration with the American College of Veterinary Pathologists

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in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association