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September 2008

Rooster, Lung. Acute bronchopneumonia. Presumptive Mycoplasma gallisepticum

Animal: Rooster, coming from a familiar farm.

History: Ocular and nasal discharge, coughing and sneezing. Other animals of the farm had similar symptoms. The rooster died quickly.

Necropsy: In the external inspection the rooster was in a good condition, wattles and comb were cyanotic. We found mucous and transparent exudates in the infraorbital sinuses. Lungs were cyanotic and heavy.

Diagnosis: Acute pneumonia. Microbiologists isolated Mycoplasma gallisepticum from similar lesions of other animals coming from the same farm.

Author: José María Nieto

Facultad de Veterinaria

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