This article reports on the occurrence and diagnosis of Aujeszky’s disease in a dog. The procedure for isolation and identification of Aujeszky’s
disease virus was described. A dog of unknown breed aged about two years died of Aujeszky’s disease after consuming animal offal (internal organs: lungs, spleen, kidneys) fed by the owner after slaughtering piglets and preparing meat for cooking. As early as 24 hours after consuming the offal, the dog manifested characteristic symptoms of Aujeszky’s disease, which were immediately recognized by the veterinarian. The death occurred within less than 24 hours upon first clinical signs of disease. Aujeszky’s disease virus was isolated and identified from brain and internal organ (lung and spleen) samples of the dog at the Department of Virology of the Scientific Veterinary Institute „Novi Sad“. Isolation and identification of the virus was performed on PK-15 porcine kidney cell line and using nested PCR technique.
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