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transmissible mink encephalopathy

A naturally occurring subacute spongiform encephalopathy in commercially ranch-reared mink (Mustela vision). It is characterized neuropathologically by spongiform changes in the neuropil, intracytoplasmic neuronal vacuolation and astrocytic hypertrophy and hyperplasia.
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  • hypertransmissible mink encephalopathy
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