Iowa State University Veterinarian: Volume 13, Issue 3
Johne's disease (paratuberculosis) is a chronic infectious disease of cattle and it is occasionally found in sheep and goats. It is caused by a small rod-shaped acid-fast bacillus, Mycobacterium paratuberculosis which attacks the intestinal mucosa.
A 9-year-old male Collie was admitted to the clinic on Feb. 9, 1951. The predominant symptom was frequent dribbling of urine. Its previous history was of interest.
There is a growing appreciation of the importance of hypersensitiveness in animals. Compared to the incidence of allergies in human beings, animal allergy is relatively common.
A 9-month-old female Chinchilla was admitted to Stange Memorial Clinic, Friday, Feb. 12, 1951, with a history of constipation.