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Suspected fusariomycotoxicosis in sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis): clinical and pathological findings.

Avian Diseases

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DOI: 10.2307/1591104

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Abstract

In 1985 and 1986, large-scale natural die-offs of sandhill cranes in Texas were attributed to fusariomycotoxicosis. These birds demonstrated a progressive loss of motor control to the neck, wings, and legs. Based on necropsy and/or histopathology of 31 cranes, the most common lesions involved skeletal muscle and included hemorrhages, granulomatous myositis, thrombosis, and vascular degeneration. Serum chemistry results revealed that levels of creatinine kinase, aspartate aminotransferase, and alanine aminotransferase were above published normals. However, only alanine aminotransferase was higher in clinically affected cranes than in normal cranes collected from the same area.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Suspected fusariomycotoxicosis in sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis): clinical and pathological findings.
Series title:
Avian Diseases
DOI:
10.2307/1591104
Volume
33
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1989
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Association of Avian Pathologists
Publisher location:
Jacksonville, FL
Contributing office(s):
National Wildlife Health Center
Description:
7 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Avian Diseases
First page:
451
Last page:
457
Country:
USA
State:
TX, NM
County:
Gaines, Roosevelt
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