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Table 1 Summary of external abscess records and post-mortem examination results

From: Association between haptoglobin and IgM levels and the clinical progression of caseous lymphadenitis in sheep

Group Animals Post mortem examination Final diagnosis
#1 - Control animals inoculated with sterile 0.9% saline solution # 001 No abscess ----
# 002 No abscess ----
# 003 No abscess ----
# 2 - Experimental infection with 2 × 105 CFU C. pseudotuberculosis VD57 wild strain # 122 Three abscesses in the inoculation site, one in the right cervical lymph node and 17 abscesses in the lungs Positive
# 150 Eight abscesses in the lungs Positive
# 156 One abscess in the lungs and one in the liver Positive
# 181 Two abscesses in the lungs Positive
# 189 One abscess in the lungs and one in the liver Positive
# 602 No abscess Negative
# 3 - Immunization with 250 μg CDM antigen and 1.5 mg saponins # 51 One abscess in the left parotid lymph node and one in the liver Positive
# 61 One abscess in the left cervical lymph node Positive
# 141 One abscess in the right parotid lymph node Positive
# 155 No abscess Negative
# 161 No abscess Negative
# 295 No abscess Negative
  1. The final diagnosis was used to cluster animals by their disease status: with CLA lesions (positive) or without CLA lesions (negative).