Late-stage granulomatous interstitial pneumonia secondary to near-drowning in an osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

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Abstract

This report describes case management of a granulomatous pneumonia occurring in an osprey (Pandion haliaetus) after a neardrowning incident. The bird initially responded to aggressive antimicrobial therapy, but was euthanized after 26 days due to severe pulmonary hemorrhage. Necropsy revealed the source of the hemorrhage to be a multifocal granulomatous and heterophilic interstitial pneumonia affecting 30% of the lungs. The bird was cachectic on presentation and required aggressive nutritional support. A major achievement of this case was to stimulate an osprey to eat on its own in captivity by using live fish.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10-21
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Wildlife Rehabilitation
Volume29
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Drowning
  • Nutritional support
  • Osprey
  • Pandion haliaetus
  • Pneumonia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • veterinary(all)

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