Disease Images: Bluetongue

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Bluetongue: Sheep. There is bilateral nasal exudate, erosion of the nasal planum, and excessive salivation.
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Sheep. There is bilateral nasal exudate, erosion of the nasal planum, and excessive salivation.

Credit: PIADC
Photo ID: BT_001
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Bluetongue: Sheep, mouth. There is linear erosion and reddening of the right buccal mucosa.
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Sheep, mouth. There is linear erosion and reddening of the right buccal mucosa.

Credit: PIADC
Photo ID: BT_002
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Bluetongue: Sheep. There are multiple erosions and crusts on the muzzle and lips.
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Sheep. There are multiple erosions and crusts on the muzzle and lips.

Credit: PIADC
Photo ID: BT_003
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Bluetongue: Bovine. The muzzle is covered by an adherent crust, and the underlying (eroded) tissue is hyperemic.
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Bovine. The muzzle is covered by an adherent crust, and the underlying (eroded) tissue is hyperemic.

Credit: PIADC
Photo ID: BT_004
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Bluetongue: Sheep, mouth. Most of the dental pad is eroded; the remaining pale mucosa is necrotic.
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Sheep, mouth. Most of the dental pad is eroded; the remaining pale mucosa is necrotic.

Credit: AFIP
Photo ID: BT_005
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Bluetongue: Bovine, mammary gland. There is extensive coalescing ulceration of the teat skin.
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Bovine, mammary gland. There is extensive coalescing ulceration of the teat skin.

Credit: PIADC
Photo ID: BT_006
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Bluetongue: Sheep, pulmonary artery. There are multiple ecchymoses on the intimal surface.
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Sheep, pulmonary artery. There are multiple ecchymoses on the intimal surface.

Credit: AFIP
Photo ID: BT_007
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Bluetongue: Sheep, foot. There are multiple petechiae in the hoof wall, and there is marked hyperemia of the coronary band.
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Sheep, foot. There are multiple petechiae in the hoof wall, and there is marked hyperemia of the coronary band.

Credit: AFIP
Photo ID: BT_008
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Bluetongue: Sheep, tongue. The lateral mucosa contains several ulcers that are covered by exudate and surrounded by zones of hyperemia.
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Sheep, tongue. The lateral mucosa contains several ulcers that are covered by exudate and surrounded by zones of hyperemia.

Credit: AFIP
Photo ID: BT_009
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Bluetongue: Sheep, skeletal muscle. There is a focus of hemorrhage on the left; pale areas are consistent with myodegeneration.
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Sheep, skeletal muscle. There is a focus of hemorrhage on the left; pale areas are consistent with myodegeneration.

Credit: AFIP
Photo ID: BT_010
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Bluetongue: Sheep, eye. There are foci of bulbar and palpebral conjunctival hemorrhage.
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Sheep, eye. There are foci of bulbar and palpebral conjunctival hemorrhage.

Credit: AFIP
Photo ID: BT_011
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Bluetongue: Sheep, tongue. There are disseminated mucosal petechiae, and a single large vesicle on the tip.
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Sheep, tongue. There are disseminated mucosal petechiae, and a single large vesicle on the tip.

Credit: AFIP
Photo ID: BT_012
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Bluetongue: Sheep, rumen. There are multiple mucosal hemorrhages centered on the pillars.
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Sheep, rumen. There are multiple mucosal hemorrhages centered on the pillars.

Credit: AFIP
Photo ID: BT_013
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Bluetongue: Sheep, fetuses. The larger of these aborted macerated fetuses exhibits torticollis.
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Sheep, fetuses. The larger of these aborted macerated fetuses exhibits torticollis.

Credit: PIADC
Photo ID: BT_014
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These images were annotated by Dr. Steve Sorden and Dr. Claire Andreasen and funding was provided by a USDA Higher Education Challenge Grant in collaboration with the Iowa State University Department of Veterinary Pathology, Center for Food Security and Public Health, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, and Plum Island Animal Disease Center.