Open Veterinary Journal

Open Veterinary Journal

Peer-Reviewed Journal 
ISSN 2218-6050 (Online), ISSN 2226-4485 (Print) 

"Case Report"

First case report of enzootic nasal adenocarcinoma in "Ouled Djellal" ewe in Algeria

Nassim Sid(1,*), Nour El Houda Belalmi(2), Louiza Benhamza(1), Soraya Ouhida(3), Mohammed Ezine Zebiri(4), Ahmet Aydoğan(5) and Caroline Leroux(6)

GSPA research Laboratory (Management of Animal Health and Productions), Institute of Veterinary Sciences, Frères Mentouri University, BP 325, route Ain El Bey, Constantine, 25100, Algeria

Institute of Veterinary Science, Elkhroub, Frères Mentouri University, BP 325, route Ain El Bey,Constantine, 25100, Algeria

University Hospital Center Saadna Mohamed Abdennour, Street Ibn Sina, Setif, 1900, Algeria

Directorate of Agricultural Services, Bord Bou Arreridj, 34000, Algeria

Department of Pathology, Faculty of Ceyhan Veterinary Medicine, Çukurova University, Adana, Turkey

IVPC UMR754, INRA, Univ Lyon, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, EPHE, 50 avenue Tony Garnier 69007, Lyon, France



We report clinical and pathological features of enzootic nasal adenocarcinoma (ENA) in one sheep in Algeria. A one-year-old Ouled Djellal sheep from a large herd (~1240 animals), located in Bordj Bou Arreridj, Algeria, was clinically diagnosed by the presence of persistent seromucous nasal discharge, head shaking, muzzle licking, dyspnoea, exophthalmia and frontal protrusion. The sheep was euthanized, and the necropsy was performed. Gross examination showed soft touch, pinkish-white tumour masses in the nasal cavities with distortion of the turbinates and of the medium septum. According to clinical and pathological findings, the tumour has been defined as a low grade mixed nasal adenocarcinoma, with the presence of tubular and papillary structures. This is, to our knowledge, the first report of ENA in Algeria known to be associated with enzootic nasal tumour virus (ENTV) infection. However, such association requires confirmation by direct and/or indirect viral investigation. 

Keywords: Algeria, Enzootic nasal adenocarcinoma, Ouled Djella sheep.


Cite this paper:

Sid, N., Belalmi, N., Benhamza, L., Ouhida, S., Zebiri, M., Aydoğan, A. and Leroux, C. 2018. First case report of enzootic nasal adenocarcinoma in "Ouled Djellal" ewe in Algeria. Open Vet. J. 8(1), 9-12.