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Fusobacteriosis in Captive Wild-caught Pronghorns (Antilocapra americana)
- Edwards, J. F., Davis, D. S., Roffe, T. J., Ramiro-Ibañez, F., Elzer, P. H.
- Antilocapra americana, Fusobacterium necrophorum, septicemia, rain, cattle manure, herds, Wyoming, Texas
- An outbreak of Fusobacterium necrophorum-induced septicemia occurred in a group of 40 captive wild-caught pronghorns (Antilocapra americana). Primary pododermatitis or necrotic stomatitis progressed to produce fatal septicemia with metastatic lesions in the forestomachs, lung, liver, and cecum in 38 of the animals. Two remaining animals were euthanatized because of chronic pododermatitis. Housing the animals in a pasture previously used by bovids and heavy rains with persistence of ground water pools in the pasture were contributing factors in the pathogenesis of this outbreak.