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Austral journal of veterinary sciences

Print version ISSN 0719-8000On-line version ISSN 0719-8132

Abstract

MORA-CARRENO, Mauricio; GUERRA-CORREA, Carlos; MORONI, Manuel  and  PAREDES, Enrique. Avian pox in a turkey vulture (Cathartes aura) from northern Chile. Austral j. vet. sci. [online]. 2019, vol.51, n.1, pp.41-43. ISSN 0719-8000.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0719-81322019000100108.

A debilitated turkey vulture (Cathartes aura), showing prominent nodular masses in its head, was found in Antofagasta, Chile. Histopathological examination revealed the presence of epidermal hyperplasia and hypertrophy with typical eosinophilic intracytoplasmatic inclusion bodies in epithelial cells. Accordingly, a diagnosis of avian pox was established, corresponding to the first known occurrence of the disease in the southern hemisphere.

Keywords : Avian pox; Cathartes aura; turkey vulture; Chile.

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