Alopecia areata in two black Angus cows.

TitleAlopecia areata in two black Angus cows.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsValentine BA, Bildfell RJ, Packham D, Scott DW, Miller WH
JournalJournal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc
Date Published2012 Mar
KeywordsAlopecia Areata, Animals, Biopsy, Cattle, Cattle Diseases, Female, Immunohistochemistry

Adult onset progressive alopecia and leukotrichia developed in 2 registered black Angus cows, aged 6 and 7 years. Histopathologic findings in skin were prominent melanin clumping and degeneration of matrix cells with formation of giant multinucleate cells within hair bulbs, accompanied by peribulbar melanin incontinence and fibrosis and dystrophic hair shafts. Intrabulbar and peribulbar lymphocytes were cluster of differentiation (CD)3-positive T cells. Findings were characteristic of alopecia areata.

Alternate JournalJ. Vet. Diagn. Invest.