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- Johnson, April J., et al. Show all 6 Authors
- Journal of wildlife diseases 2008 v.44 no.3 pp. 622-628
- Columba livia; vertebrate viruses; hosts; Accipiter; hawks; birds of prey; inclusion bodies; lesions (animal); histology; pathogen identification; microbial detection; polymerase chain reaction; disease transmission; dietary exposure; Illinois; Michigan
- ... We report two separate naturally occurring cases of fatal herpesviral disease in Cooper's Hawks (Accipiter cooperii). Gross lesions included splenomegaly and hepatomegaly, with diffuse pale mottling or scattered small white foci. Histologic lesions included splenic and hepatic necrosis associated with eosinophilic intranuclear inclusion bodies characteristic of herpesvirus. In one case, necrosis a ...
- Johnson, April J., et al. Show all 13 Authors
- Journal of wildlife diseases 2008 v.44 no.4 pp. 851-863
- Ranavirus; turtles; tortoises; disease prevalence; disease diagnosis; disease detection; histopathology; polymerase chain reaction; sequence analysis; enzyme activity; electron microscopy; Florida; Georgia; New York; Pennsylvania
- ... Iridoviruses of the genus Ranavirus are well known for causing mass mortality events of fish and amphibians with sporadic reports of infection in reptiles. This article describes five instances of Ranavirus infection in chelonians between 2003 and 2005 in Georgia, Florida, New York, and Pennsylvania, USA. Affected species included captive Burmese star tortoises (Geochelone platynota), a free-rangi ...