Caprine paratuberculosis (Johne's disease) was diagnosed according to pathomorphological findings in a 5-year-old indigenous female hairy goat in ElazİÛ. Diagnosis was confirmed by demonstration of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (M.a. paratuberculosis) in the intestinal smears and tissue sections stained with the Ziehl-Neelsen (ZN) method, and also detection of specific M.a. paratuberculosis DNA by the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR).
KARADAŞ, ERKAN; METİN, NURSAL; and YAMAN, İHSAN (2000) "Pathological Findings in the First Case of Caprine Paratuberculosis (Johne's Disease) in Elazığ," Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences: Vol. 24: No. 4, Article 2. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/veterinary/vol24/iss4/2