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  • January 2021

    January 2021

    Chetaah (Acinonyx jubatus): squamous cell carcinoma Animal: Female captive bred cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), 14 years, female Organ: Oesophagus History: The captive-bred cheetah lost weight and became progressively anorectic displaying a poor body condition with ruffled […]

     
  • December 2020

    December 2020

    Wild boar (Sus scrofa): brain, abscess   Animal: Wild boar (Sus scrofa), adult, male Organ: brain History: The animal showed apathy, circling and was fearless of human beings. It was shoot and submitted for necropsy. […]

     
  • November 2020

    November 2020

        Animal: Domestic pig (Sus scrofa domesticus), Landrace, adult, female. Organ: Kidney (formalin-fixed tissue). History: High fever, severe dyspnea, anorexia, apathy, cutaneous hyperemia and petechial hemorrhages, death after a few hours after the onset […]

     
  • October 2020

    October 2020

    Diagnosis: Dog, Systemic scedosporiosis caused by Scedosporium apiospermum Animal: 10-month-old, female, Maremmano-Abruzzese sheepdog History: Weakness, lethargy, lateral decubitus, muscular rigidity and miosis. This animal was submitted for autopsy for diagnostic purposes. Post-mortem findings: Cream-colored nodules […]

     
  • September 2020

    September 2020

    Diagnosis: Striped dolphin. Lung. Severe, multifocal, chronic, bronchointerstitial pneumonia. Moderate, multifocal, subacute, pyogranulomatous bronchopneumonia with intralesional nematodes. Detailed information Animal: Adult, male, striped dolphin. Organ: Thoracic cavity and lung. History: The animal stranded alive with neurological signs, died soon […]

     
  • August 2020

    August 2020

    Red Kite: Tongue, intraepithelial nematode eggs consistent with Capillaria-like sp. (Eucoleus dispar), without inflammatory reaction of the host Animal: Red Kite (Milvus milvus), adult, female. Organ: Tongue. History: The animal was submitted to necropsy to […]

     
  • July 2020

    July 2020

    Horse, Hanoverian thoroughbred: hoof, moderate, multifocal, acute necrosis of secondary epidermal lamellae with scattered neutrophil infiltration and hyaline thrombi (Pododermatitis aseptica diffusa acuta) Animal: Horse, Hanoverian thoroughbred mare, 10 years, 480 kg Organ: hoof, left […]

     
  • June 2020

    June 2020

    Cat (Felis catus): Kidney, adenocarcinoma (metastasis form a pulmonary adenocarcinoma). Animal: Cat (Felis catus), adult, female Organ: Kidney History: The animal was submitted to necropsy to determine the cause of death. Autopsy findings: The lung […]

     
  • May 2020

    May 2020

    Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta): Oesophagus, normal. Animal: Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), young adult, female Organ: Oesophagus History: The animal was submitted to necropsy to determine the cause of death. Animal was found dead […]

     
  • May 2017

    May 2017

    Turkey: Tibial dyschondroplasia Animal: Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), 80 days old. Diagnoses: Tibiotarsus: Tibial dyschondroplasia. Description: Sagittal section of tibiotarsus after decalcification. There is a plug of cartilage in the physeal region. Comments: This animal was […]

     
  • February 2017

    February 2017

    Cat Skin: Cowpox Dermatitis H&E (40x obj) Animal: Cat, 6 yr old, neutered female, Domestic Short Hair. Organ: Skin Submission history: a week’s history of an ulcer on the right side of the face which […]