A Unique Case of Ulcerative Dermatitis in a Flock of Cage Free, Commercial Brown Layers (2323)
Poultry Medicine |  Case Reports
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Geoffrey Lossie DVM
Indiana ADDL

I am a 2014 graduate of the Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine. My interest in poultry was acquired thanks to my mentor Dr. Pat Wakenell as a fourth year veterinary student. With an original interest in aquatic veterinary medicine, I made the switch to poultry medicine and have not looked back. I became the second resident in Poultry Diagnostic Medicine at Purdue and will complete my program in July of 2017.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 0.30
CE Level: 1


A flock of cage free layers experienced focal, ulcerative dermatitis and increased mortality. Necropsy revealed necrotizing dermocellulitis and myositis and serositis/airsacculitis. An isolate of Staphylococcus hyicus was isolated from the lesions. A pilot study will be conducted utilizing the Staphylococcus hyicus strain for scarification to reproduce the lesion.

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