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