Disease Images: Heartwater

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Heartwater: Amblyomma variegatum ticks feeding on a goat.
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Amblyomma variegatum ticks feeding on a goat.

Credit: PIADC
Photo ID: HW_001
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Heartwater: Goat. The neck is extended, consistent with dyspnea.
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Goat. The neck is extended, consistent with dyspnea.

Credit: PIADC
Photo ID: HW_002
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Heartwater: Goat, thoracic viscera. There are many pleural hemorrhages, and the lung is moderately noncollapsed (edema).
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Goat, thoracic viscera. There are many pleural hemorrhages, and the lung is moderately noncollapsed (edema).

Credit: PIADC
Photo ID: HW_003
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Heartwater: Sheep, lung. There is severe interlobular edema.
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Sheep, lung. There is severe interlobular edema.

Credit: PIADC
Photo ID: HW_004
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Heartwater: Sheep, lung. Interlobular septa are distended with edema fluid.
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Sheep, lung. Interlobular septa are distended with edema fluid.

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Photo ID: HW_005
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Heartwater: Sheep, lung. The lung is noncollapsed and hyperemic, and the bronchi contain frothy fluid (pulmonary edema).
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Sheep, lung. The lung is noncollapsed and hyperemic, and the bronchi contain frothy fluid (pulmonary edema).

Credit: PIADC
Photo ID: HW_006
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Heartwater: Goat, heart. There are many small hemorrhages on the endocardial surface.
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Goat, heart. There are many small hemorrhages on the endocardial surface.

Credit: PIADC
Photo ID: HW_007
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Heartwater: Sheep, kidney. There are multiple petechiae on the cortical surface.
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Sheep, kidney. There are multiple petechiae on the cortical surface.

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Photo ID: HW_008
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Heartwater: Sheep, kidney. Section reveals numerous fine linear radial hemorrhages; hemorrhages coalesce in the papillae on the right.
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Sheep, kidney. Section reveals numerous fine linear radial hemorrhages; hemorrhages coalesce in the papillae on the right.

Credit: PIADC
Photo ID: HW_009
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Heartwater: Goat, prescapular lymph node. There are multiple barely discernible petechiae in the cortex.
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Goat, prescapular lymph node. There are multiple barely discernible petechiae in the cortex.

Credit: PIADC
Photo ID: HW_010
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Heartwater: Goat, abomasum. There are multiple petechial and paintbrush serosal hemorrhages.
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Goat, abomasum. There are multiple petechial and paintbrush serosal hemorrhages.

Credit: PIADC
Photo ID: HW_011
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Heartwater: Small ruminant, abomasum. The mucosa contains disseminated petechiae and coalescing ecchymotic hemorrhages.
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Small ruminant, abomasum. The mucosa contains disseminated petechiae and coalescing ecchymotic hemorrhages.

Credit: PIADC
Photo ID: HW_012
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Heartwater: Small ruminant, small intestine. The mucosa contains numerous petechiae and ecchymoses.
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Small ruminant, small intestine. The mucosa contains numerous petechiae and ecchymoses.

Credit: PIADC
Photo ID: HW_013
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Heartwater: Sheep, brain. The leptomeninges are congested and contain many small hemorrhages. Gyri are flattened (cerebral edema).
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Sheep, brain. The leptomeninges are congested and contain many small hemorrhages. Gyri are flattened (cerebral edema).

Credit: PIADC
Photo ID: HW_014
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Heartwater: Goat, brain. Section of the cerebrum reveals multiple petechiae and a few ecchymoses. The choroid plexus is severely enlarged due to acute inflammation and hemorrhage, and protrudes from the lateral ventricle.
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Goat, brain. Section of the cerebrum reveals multiple petechiae and a few ecchymoses. The choroid plexus is severely enlarged due to acute inflammation and hemorrhage, and protrudes from the lateral ventricle.

Credit: PIADC
Photo ID: HW_015
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Heartwater: Goat, brain smear. An endothelial cell contains a morula (cluster) of Ehrlichia ruminantium.
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Goat, brain smear. An endothelial cell contains a morula (cluster) of Ehrlichia ruminantium.

Credit: PIADC
Photo ID: HW_016
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Heartwater: Goat, peripheral blood smear. A neutrophil contains a few Ehrlichia ruminantium.
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Goat, peripheral blood smear. A neutrophil contains a few Ehrlichia ruminantium.

Credit: PIADC
Photo ID: HW_017
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Heartwater: Goat, buffy coat smear. Several neutrophils contain E. ruminantium morulae.
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Goat, buffy coat smear. Several neutrophils contain E. ruminantium morulae.

Credit: PIADC
Photo ID: HW_018
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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.