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Title: 
Multicentric B-cell lymphoma in a pygmy goat
Author(s): 
H. VERSNAEYEN, I. KOLKMAN, M. VAN AERT, S. RIBBENS, K. CHIERS, P. DEPREZ, B. PARDON
Abstract: 

A six-year-old, male pygmy goat was referred with a sudden onset of peripherallymphadenopathy, which initially started as enlarged inguinal lymph nodes. Clinical examinationshowed swollen retropharyngeal, prescapular and inguinal lymph nodes. Serologic testing forbovine leukemia, caprine arthritis-encephalitis virus and caseous lymphadenitis was negative.Fine needle aspirates of the prescapular lymph nodes were taken and revealed multiple, largelymphoblastic cells on cytology. Because of the poor prognosis and clinical deterioration, theanimal was euthanized. Full necropsy was performed and showed generalized lymphadenopathy.Further histological and immunohistochemical investigation of the lymph nodes characterizedthis neoplasia as a multicentric large B-cell lymphoma.

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