Herpes viral hepatitis in a toucan.

B. R. Charlton, B. C. Barr, A. E. Castro, P. L. Davis, B. J. Reynolds

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Abstract

Herpesvirus infection was diagnosed in a toucan. The herpesvirus was isolated from the liver and identified by electron microscopy in the liver and in cell culture. A negative immunofluorescent reaction was obtained when virus-infected cell cultures were reacted with a conjugate to the herpesvirus of Pacheco's disease. The main pathologic finding in the toucan consisted of a severe necrotizing hepatitis with intranuclear inclusions in the liver and spleen. A presumptive diagnosis of chlamydiosis was also made, based on a positive direct fluorescent monoclonal antibody reaction to chlamydial antigens in impression smears of liver and spleen. Chlamydial isolation attempts were unsuccessful. The toucan had been in contact with two macaws that had died 5 days before the toucan died and were diagnosed by histology as having herpesvirus hepatitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)787-790
Number of pages4
JournalAvian Diseases
Volume34
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1990

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Ramphastidae
viral hepatitis
Hepatitis
Herpesviridae
liver
Liver
hepatitis
spleen
cell culture
Spleen
Cell Culture Techniques
chlamydiosis
Intranuclear Inclusion Bodies
Herpesviridae Infections
parrots
histology
monoclonal antibodies
Histology
electron microscopy
Electron Microscopy

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Charlton, B. R., Barr, B. C., Castro, A. E., Davis, P. L., & Reynolds, B. J. (1990). Herpes viral hepatitis in a toucan. Avian Diseases, 34(3), 787-790.

Herpes viral hepatitis in a toucan. / Charlton, B. R.; Barr, B. C.; Castro, A. E.; Davis, P. L.; Reynolds, B. J.

In: Avian Diseases, Vol. 34, No. 3, 07.1990, p. 787-790.

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Charlton, BR, Barr, BC, Castro, AE, Davis, PL & Reynolds, BJ 1990, 'Herpes viral hepatitis in a toucan.', Avian Diseases, vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 787-790.
Charlton BR, Barr BC, Castro AE, Davis PL, Reynolds BJ. Herpes viral hepatitis in a toucan. Avian Diseases. 1990 Jul;34(3):787-790.
Charlton, B. R. ; Barr, B. C. ; Castro, A. E. ; Davis, P. L. ; Reynolds, B. J. / Herpes viral hepatitis in a toucan. In: Avian Diseases. 1990 ; Vol. 34, No. 3. pp. 787-790.
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