Listeriosis in a cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus)

H L Shivaprasad, R. Kokka, R. L. Walker

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Abstract

Listeriosis was diagnosed in a 4-yr-old female cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus) that died after exhibiting clinical signs that included a fluffed-up appearance, weakness, and loss of weight of several days duration. Grossly, the bird was moderately emaciated, and the liver and spleen were enlarged. Microscopically, there was mild-to-moderate inflammation associated with rodshaped, gram-positive bacteria in the liver, spleen, kidneys, adrenal glands, bone marrow, and esophagus. Listeria monocytogenes was isolated from the liver, trachea, and intestine. The isolate was identified as type 1 by agglutination with specific antisera, and it further identified as belonging to serovar group 1/2a, 3a by multiplex polymerase chain reaction assay. Listeria monocytogenes also was detected in affected tissues by immunohistochemistry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)800-804
Number of pages5
JournalAvian Diseases
Volume51
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2007

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Cockatoos
Listeriosis
listeriosis
Listeria monocytogenes
liver
Liver
spleen
trachea (vertebrates)
Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction
adrenal glands
Splenomegaly
Agglutination
agglutination
Gram-Positive Bacteria
esophagus
Adrenal Glands
Gram-positive bacteria
Trachea
bone marrow
Esophagus

Keywords

  • Cockatiel
  • Hepatitis
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Nymphicus hollandicus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Cancer Research
  • veterinary(all)

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Listeriosis in a cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus). / Shivaprasad, H L; Kokka, R.; Walker, R. L.

In: Avian Diseases, Vol. 51, No. 3, 09.2007, p. 800-804.

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Shivaprasad, H L ; Kokka, R. ; Walker, R. L. / Listeriosis in a cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus). In: Avian Diseases. 2007 ; Vol. 51, No. 3. pp. 800-804.
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