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Mycobacterium genavense infection in canaries

Avian Diseases publish this investigation article

January 1st, 1996

A case of mycobacteriosis in a collection of canaries (Serinus canarius) is described. The affected birds showed nonspecific clinical signs and macroscopic lesions (slight splenomegaly). Histologic lesions found in liver, spleen, lungs, and kidneys consisted of noncaseous nodules containing accumulations of large macrophages that showed a highly vacuolated cytoplasm in which numerous acid-fast organisms were detected. Attempts to isolate and culture the organisms using Läwenstein-Jensen and Coletsos media proved unsuccessful. Microorganisms belonging to the species Mycobacterium genavense were identified by means of polymerase chain reaction techniques in hepatic tissue from both birds. This finding confirms the existence of fastidiously growing mycobacterial infections, other than Mycobacterium avium, in birds




Ramis A., Ferrer L., Aranaz A., Liebana E., Mateos A., Dominguez L., Pascual C., Fernandez-Garayzabal JF. and Collins MD.




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Participants:

Universidad ComplutenseDepartamento de Sanidad Animal. Facultad de Veterinaria. Universidad Complutense (UCM).

Universidad ComplutenseServicio de Micobacterias (MYC). Centro de Vigilancia Sanitaria Veterinaria (VISAVET). Universidad Complutense (UCM).

Universitat Autònoma de BarcelonaDepartamento de Patología y Producciones Animales. Facultad de Veterinaria. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).







Avian Diseases
FACTOR YEAR Q
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NLMID: 370617

PMID: 8713044

ISSN: 0005-2086



TITLE: Mycobacterium genavense infection in canaries


JOURNAL: Avian Dis.


NUMERACIÓN: 40(1):246-51


AÑO: 1996


PUBLISHER: American Association Of Avian Pathologists


AUTHORS: Ramis A., Ferrer L., Aranaz A., Liebana E., Mateos A., Dominguez L., Pascual C., Fernandez-Garayzabal JF. and Collins MD.


VISAVET PARTICIPANTS


6th
Lucas Domínguez Rodríguez
8th
José Francisco Fernández-Garayzabal Fernández

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2307/1592398


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Ramis A., Ferrer L., Aranaz A., Liebana E., Mateos A., Dominguez L., Pascual C., Fernandez-Garayzabal JF. and Collins MD. Mycobacterium genavense infection in canaries. Avian Diseases. 40(1):246-51. 1996. (A). ISSN: 0005-2086. DOI: 10.2307/1592398


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