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    Systemic listeriosis in caged canaries (Serinus canarius) (2008)

    Art
    Zeitschriftenartikel / wissenschaftlicher Beitrag
    Autoren
    Akanbi, O.B.
    Breithaupt, A.
    Polster, U.
    Alter, T.
    Quandt, A.
    Bracke, A.
    Teifke, J.P.
    Quelle
    Avian pathology : journal of the W.V.P.A; 37(3) — S. 329–332
    ISSN: 0307-9457
    Sprache
    Englisch
    Verweise
    DOI: 10.1080/03079450802050697
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    Abstract / Zusammenfassung

    The occurrence of listeriosis in 12 caged canaries is described where 50% of the birds, including the female and all of the offspring, died within 2 weeks without clinical signs. At necropsy, multifocal necrotizing and partly granulomatous hepatitis, splenitis, myocarditis, interstitial nephritis, and exudative pericarditis with intra-lesional Listeria monocytogenes were the predominant findings as shown by histopathology and immunohistochemistry. Microbiology, serology and polymerase chain reaction revealed L. monocytogenes serotype 1/2a as the causative agent. Thus listeriosis has to be considered in the differential diagnosis for granulomas associated with mycobacteriosis, yersiniosis, coligranulomatosis or fungal infections.