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Birds of Indian Subcontinent

Cyclocoelum mutabile Infection and Aortic Rupture in an American Coot (Fulica americana)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1985
Authors:Branton, SL, Deaton, JW, Gerlach, H, Ruff, MD
Journal:Avian Diseases
Volume:29
Issue:1
Date Published:1985
ISBN Number:00052086
Keywords:Fulica, Fulica americana, Fulica atra, Philomachus pugnax, Rallidae
Abstract:An American coot (Fulica americana) was found dead within the enclosed research compound of the South Central Poultry Research Laboratory at Mississippi State, Mississippi. Gross and microscopic examinations revealed the bird to be in good body condition; however, blood from the beak cavity and external nares was present. Biliary congestion, hemopericardium, blood-filled air sacs, and a ruptured, ascending aorta were also noted. Nineteen trematodes (Cyclocoelum mutabile) were found within the body cavity at necropsy. Bacteriological examination revealed the presence of Escherichia coli in both the heart and liver and Pseudomonas putida in the liver only. No virus was isolated. /// Una focha o gallareta americana (Fulica americana) fué encontrada muerta dentro del perímetro del Laboratorio de investigaciones aviares de la región subcentral de EUA, en la localidad de Mississippi State, estado de Mississippi. El ave demostró estar en buen estado ante el exámen macro y microscópico; sin embargo, se halló sangre en la cavidad bucal y orificios nasales. También se encontró congestión biliar, hemopericardio, sangre en los sacos aéreos y ruptura de la aorta ascendente. A la necropsia, se hallaron 19 tremátodos (Ciclocoelum mutabile) en el cuerpo del ave. El exámen bacteriológico reveló la presencia de Escherichia coli en el corazón y el hígado y Pseudomonas putida en el hígado solamente. No se aisló ningún virus.
URL:http://www.jstor.org/stable/1590714
Short Title:Avian Diseases
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