Category Archives: Necropsy Cases

Tyzzer’s Disease in a Foal-Clostridium piliforme

Tyzzer’s Disease in a Foal-Clostridium piliforme History: A 1 month-old female intact Quarterhorse foal. She was depressed, with an increased respiratory rate. Later that day,her temperature increased to104.5 F so 37 mg Banamine PO was administered. The animal refused to eat … Continue reading

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Canine Distemper Virus in 2 Racoons

Canine Distemper Virus in 2 Racoons History: Racoon 1 was submitted for rabies testing, which was negative.  No additional history is known. Racoon 2 was a 2 month-old female racoon that had an acute seizure and died. No respiratory signs … Continue reading

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Skeletal muscle necrosis in a pig

Skeletal muscle necrosis in a pig Whats your diagnosis #5 History: An 18 week old female pig was found down and on her side and not able to get up. Gross Findings: The muscles of the right shoulder and neck … Continue reading

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Disseminated Neosporosis in a dog

Disseminated Neosporosis in a dog History: A 6 week-old intact female Boxer became non-ambulatory with decreased or absent hind limb reflexes.  Forelimb and cranial nerve reflexes were normal.  A Neospora titer was positive.   There was acute onset of hind limb paresis … Continue reading

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Granulomatous enteritis in a Parrot- Mycobacterium genavense

Granulomatous enteritis in a Parrot- Mycobacterium genavense History: An 11 year old intact male Scaly-headed parrot (Pionus maximiliani) had diarrhea off and on for a few weeks, then died. Gross findings: The bird was slightly thin with a prominent keel. … Continue reading

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