Tag Archives: Bacteria

Greasy Pig Disease- Staphylococcus hyicus

Greasy Pig Disease- Staphylococcus hyicus History: Gross findings: Histopathology: Haired skin:  The epidermis is hyperplastic and multifocally covered by a thick serocellular crust with large numbers of degenerate neutrophils and small colonies of coccoid bacteria.  There are occasional follicles dilated … Continue reading

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Epidural steatitis and vertebral osteomyelitis in a dog

Epidural steatitis and vertebral osteomyelitis in a dog   History:  A 1 year old spayed female bulldog mix canine became acutely non-ambulatory, and both rear limbs were hyporeflexive. Gross Necropsy: There was a 7 cm x 3 cm x 3 cm abscess … Continue reading

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Ventriculitis, Hepatitis, and unusual inclusion bodies in Quail

Ventriculitis, Hepatitis, and unusual inclusion bodies in Quail This post presents some unusual and interesting histologic findings of Quail.  Three quail of different ages died acutely.  The birds are raised since birth and at 1 month are turned into an outside … Continue reading

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Hepatic Granulomas in a Blood Python

Hepatic Granulomas in a Blood Python History:  A 6 month old Blood Python was found dead with no apparent illness.   Gross Lesions:  The snake was thin with prominent dorsal spinous processes of the vertebrae with mild autolysis. The stomach … Continue reading

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Multifocal hepatic necrosis in a bovine fetus -BHV-1

Multifocal hepatic necrosis in a bovine fetus (IBR, BHV-1) History: Two aborted bovine fetuses were submitted.  One had been partially scavenged, the other was intact.   The herd was vaccinated with a modifed live IBR vaccine.   There are 24 … Continue reading

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