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Erysipelas in a free-ranging Hawaiian crow (Corvus hawaiiensis)

Avian Diseases

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DOI: 10.2307/1592627

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Abstract

We describe a case of erysipelas in a free-ranging endangered Hawaiian crow. The partially scavenged carcass exhibited gross emaciation and petechial hemorrhages in both lungs. Microscopy revealed multiple necrotic foci associated with gram-positive rods in the liver and adrenal, diffuse acute proximal tubular necrosis of kidney, diffuse necrosis and inflammation of proventricular mucosa associated with gram-positive rods, and multiple intravascular aggregates of gram-positive rods associated with thrombi. Culture of the kidney revealed the bacterium to be Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae. The implications of this finding to free-ranging crows remain unclear.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Erysipelas in a free-ranging Hawaiian crow (Corvus hawaiiensis)
Series title:
Avian Diseases
DOI:
10.2307/1592627
Volume
43
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1999
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Association of Avian Pathologists
Contributing office(s):
National Wildlife Health Center
Description:
4 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Avian Diseases
First page:
338
Last page:
341
Country:
United States
State:
Hawai'i