1984 Volume 37 Issue 9 Pages 580-583
A disease with diarrhea as a main symptom broke out among lambs 20 to 35 days of age on a farm in Tochigi Prefecture over a period from March to May, 1983. Etiological examination was conducted in five of 9 lambs which died of it. Intestinal villi were atrophic. Epithelial cells were rounded off or detached from the tip of each/villus. Rotavirus was isolated from three of the 5 lambs. It multiplied, showing CPE.Escherichiacoil was also isolated from the small intestine. An attempt was made to detect enterotoxin and ciliary antigen, but in vain.