The authors diagnosed generalised tuberculosis in a captive Mandarin duck killed in order to gain a diagnosis. Main pathological and pathohistological findings were tuberculous lesions in the liver, thymus and in the larynx containing numerous acid- and alcohol-fast bacteria (Figures 1-4.). Mycobacteria have also been cultured from the spleen, liver and other organs showing alterations using a Petragnani-type agar with glycerine in four weeks. Based on their culture and biochemical characteristics, the bacteria were identified as belonging to the Mycobacterium avium complex (Table 1.).
|Translated title of the contribution||Occurrence of tuberculosis in a captive mandarin duck (Aixa galericulata)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Magyar Allatorvosok Lapja|
|Publication status||Published - dec. 1 1999|
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