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Bovine congenital erythropoietic protoporphyria in a crossbred limousin heifer in Ireland.

McAloon CG, Doherty ML, O'Neill H, Badminton M, Ryan EG - Ir Vet J (2015)

Bottom Line: An unusual case of an 11-month-old, black Limousin-cross heifer, with an 8-month history of episodic seizures and photosensitisation, was referred by a veterinary practitioner to the Farm Animal Section of the UCD Veterinary Hospital, School of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Ireland, in August 2014.Following an investigation, a diagnosis of Bovine Congenital Erythropoietic Protoporphyria (BCEPP) was made.To the authors' knowledge this is the first report of such a case in Ireland.

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Affiliation: School of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.

ABSTRACT
An unusual case of an 11-month-old, black Limousin-cross heifer, with an 8-month history of episodic seizures and photosensitisation, was referred by a veterinary practitioner to the Farm Animal Section of the UCD Veterinary Hospital, School of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Ireland, in August 2014. Following an investigation, a diagnosis of Bovine Congenital Erythropoietic Protoporphyria (BCEPP) was made. To the authors' knowledge this is the first report of such a case in Ireland. BCEPP should be considered as a differential diagnosis in young animals displaying periodic seizures and/or photosensitisation.

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Ulceration on the palpebral margin of a calf with bovine congenital erthropoietic protoporphyria
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Fig2: Ulceration on the palpebral margin of a calf with bovine congenital erthropoietic protoporphyria

Mentions: On clinical examination, the animal had a body condition score of 2.75 (out of 5). There was a large, irregularly shaped area of erosion with moist exudation and hair loss measuring approximately 15 cm x 10 cm in the lumbosacral area, to the left of the midline (Fig. 1). A second area of crusting and alopecia was found on the right hindlimb, just caudal to the stifle on the lateral aspect of the thigh. There was further crusting and alopecia on the points of the elbows. There was ulceration of the medial aspect of the right lower palpebra and crusting of the upper palpebra (Fig. 2), thickening and loss of pigment of the medial aspect of the lower lid of the left eye and tear staining indicative of epiphora bilaterally.Fig. 1


Bovine congenital erythropoietic protoporphyria in a crossbred limousin heifer in Ireland.

McAloon CG, Doherty ML, O'Neill H, Badminton M, Ryan EG - Ir Vet J (2015)

Ulceration on the palpebral margin of a calf with bovine congenital erthropoietic protoporphyria
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License 1 - License 2
Show All Figures
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4489402&req=5

Fig2: Ulceration on the palpebral margin of a calf with bovine congenital erthropoietic protoporphyria
Mentions: On clinical examination, the animal had a body condition score of 2.75 (out of 5). There was a large, irregularly shaped area of erosion with moist exudation and hair loss measuring approximately 15 cm x 10 cm in the lumbosacral area, to the left of the midline (Fig. 1). A second area of crusting and alopecia was found on the right hindlimb, just caudal to the stifle on the lateral aspect of the thigh. There was further crusting and alopecia on the points of the elbows. There was ulceration of the medial aspect of the right lower palpebra and crusting of the upper palpebra (Fig. 2), thickening and loss of pigment of the medial aspect of the lower lid of the left eye and tear staining indicative of epiphora bilaterally.Fig. 1

Bottom Line: An unusual case of an 11-month-old, black Limousin-cross heifer, with an 8-month history of episodic seizures and photosensitisation, was referred by a veterinary practitioner to the Farm Animal Section of the UCD Veterinary Hospital, School of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Ireland, in August 2014.Following an investigation, a diagnosis of Bovine Congenital Erythropoietic Protoporphyria (BCEPP) was made.To the authors' knowledge this is the first report of such a case in Ireland.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: School of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.

ABSTRACT
An unusual case of an 11-month-old, black Limousin-cross heifer, with an 8-month history of episodic seizures and photosensitisation, was referred by a veterinary practitioner to the Farm Animal Section of the UCD Veterinary Hospital, School of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Ireland, in August 2014. Following an investigation, a diagnosis of Bovine Congenital Erythropoietic Protoporphyria (BCEPP) was made. To the authors' knowledge this is the first report of such a case in Ireland. BCEPP should be considered as a differential diagnosis in young animals displaying periodic seizures and/or photosensitisation.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus