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1 October 1992 NECROTIZING LESIONS IN THE INTESTINE, GIZZARD, AND LIVER IN CAPTIVE CAPERCAILLIES (TETRAO UROGALLUS) ASSOCIATED WITH CLOSTRIDIUM PERFRINGENS
Gudbrand Stuve, Merete Hofshagen, Gunnar Holt
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Abstract

During the period from 1982 to 1991, 863 captive and 32 wild capercaillies (Tetrao urogallus) were necropsied. The most common cause of death in captive capercaillies was necrotizing enteritis, diagnosed in 110 (13%) birds. Of these, 31 (28%) birds also had necrotizing lesions in the liver. Necrotizing gastritis occurred in 29 birds, two of which had concurrent necrotizing enteritis. In the capercaillies with necrotizing enteritis, Clostridium perfringens type A was isolated more frequently and in larger numbers than in birds which died from other causes. Thus, Clostridium perfringens type A may be of etiological importance in necrotizing enteritis. Necrotizing enteritis was not diagnosed in wild capercaillies.

Stuve, Hofshagen, and Holt: NECROTIZING LESIONS IN THE INTESTINE, GIZZARD, AND LIVER IN CAPTIVE CAPERCAILLIES (TETRAO UROGALLUS) ASSOCIATED WITH CLOSTRIDIUM PERFRINGENS
Gudbrand Stuve, Merete Hofshagen, and Gunnar Holt "NECROTIZING LESIONS IN THE INTESTINE, GIZZARD, AND LIVER IN CAPTIVE CAPERCAILLIES (TETRAO UROGALLUS) ASSOCIATED WITH CLOSTRIDIUM PERFRINGENS," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 28(4), 598-602, (1 October 1992). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-28.4.598
Received: 4 November 1991; Published: 1 October 1992
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Capercaillie
Clostridium perfringens
necrotizing enteritis
necrotizing gastritis
pathology
Tetrao urogallus
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