Leucocytozoon sp. in a Flock of 4-Week-Old Ducklings (2326)
Poultry Medicine |  Case Reports
Sunday |  9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||221AB

 

Speaker(s)

Richard Fulton DVM
Michigan State University


Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 0.30
CE Level: 1

Description

A 7-week-old duckling from a flock of 7 ducklings where 6 have died with a flock history of diarrhea followed by death was submitted for necropsy. Gross findings were hepatomegaly (2x) and splenomegaly (15x). Histopathologic lesions were those of megaloschizonts in the cerebrum, sexual stages in blood cells of the brain and lung, and hepatic necrosis associated with anemia. Based upon these finding, a diagnosis of leucocytozoonosis was made.

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