Tuberculosis in Geese (Anser anser) in Turkey

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2001
Authors:Özcan, K, Beytut, E, Aydin, F, Tuzcu, M
Journal:Avian Diseases
Date Published:2001
ISBN Number:00052086
Keywords:Anatidae, Anser, Anser anser, Meleagris, Meleagris gallopavo, Phasianidae
Abstract:Tuberculosis was detected in seven geese at the breeding unit of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kafkas University, during 1998. In the necropsy, lesions of nodular type were seen in the liver, spleen, and lungs. Histopathologically, the lesions were characterized by central areas of caseous necrosis surrounded by epithelioid cells, multinucleated giant cells, lymphocytes, and an outer fibrous capsule. Acid-fast bacilli were visualized by the Ziehl-Neelsen staining method in paraffin sections and smears. Inoculation into Löwenstein-Jensen media with glycerin yielded Mycobacterium spp. /// Durante el año de 1998, se detectó la presencia de tuberculosis en 7 gansos de la unidad de reproducción de la Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria de la Universidad de Kafkas. A la necropsia se observaron lesiones de tipo nodular en el hígado, bazo y pulmones. Las lesiones histopatológicas se caracterizaron por la presencia de necrosis caseosa central rodeada por células epiteliales, células gigantes multinucleadas, linfocitos y una cápsula fibrosa externa. Bacilos ácido resistentes fueron visualizados mediante el método de tinción Ziehl-Neelsen en secciones incluídas en parafina y en frotis directos. Mediante la inoculación en el medio Lowenstein-Jensen con glicerina se aisló el Mycobacterium spp.
Short Title:Avian Diseases
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