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Puncture-ejection of own egg by Least Bell's Vireo and potential implications for anti-parasitism defense

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Abstract

A simple, papillary cystic adenocarcinoma of the mammary gland with metastases to the internal iliac and mesenteric lymph nodes, liver, and spleen was observed in a 12 to 13 year old female black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes). Histologically, the tumor was aggressive, and lymphatic invasion was found. Attempts at virus isolation were negative. Other findings were bilateral infarcts in the kidneys, apparently resulting in acute renal shutdown and death, multiple thrombi in the right atrium, aortic arteriosclerosis, and focal interstitial pneumonia.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Puncture-ejection of own egg by Least Bell's Vireo and potential implications for anti-parasitism defense
Series title:
Western Birds
Volume:
36
Year Published:
2005
Language:
English
Publisher:
Western Field Ornithologists
Contributing office(s):
Western Ecological Research Center
Description:
3 p.
First page:
64
Last page:
66