Avian tuberculosis in a Lady Amherst's pheasant Chrysolophus amherstiae

Pedro P. Álvarez, Manuel Moroni, Claudio Verdugo
2017 Austral journal of veterinary sciences  
We report a case of a Lady Amherst's pheasant (Chrysolophus amherstiae) with diffuse granulomatous lesions in liver, spleen and intestine. Using histopathological and molecular diagnosis we detected Mycobacterium avium subsp. avium, etiological agent of avian tuberculosis. Further studies are needed to understand the role of wild birds in the persistence and transmission of this pathogen.
doi:10.4067/s0719-81322017000300213 fatcat:yxafycxwkjguhafu5xzclroqua