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Veterinaria Digital - 19/01/2021

Defoliation of the intestinal mucosa

Defoliation of the intestinal mucosa: Trichothecenes are mycotoxins that cause necrosis in the digestive mucosa, especially in the intestine. Defoliation begins in the duodenum and affects the entire intestine. A detachment of the epithelium is observed...


Atlas of Pathology

Veterinaria Digital - 22/12/2020

Campylobacter hepatitis

Usually, Campylobacter is part of the intestinal microflora of birds, and it does not cause any type of disease. However, in recent studies, some species of this microorganism have been isolated in liver, associated with a liver syndrome characterized...


Atlas of Pathology

Veterinaria Digital - 14/12/2020

Altered eggshell pigmentation

Egg colour depends on porphyrins, compounds that are produced when the haemoglobin of red blood cells is degraded in liver, and porphyrins become part of the eggshell. In laying hens, intoxication by some antiparasitic substances, such as nicarbazin, is...


Atlas of Pathology

Veterinaria Digital - 9/12/2020

Eye lesion in broiler

This type of lesion is common in broiler and it is usually related to Salmonella or Aspergillus. Both microorganisms cause conjunctivitis; in the case of Aspergillus, birds show itching, while Salmonella causes corneal opacity and blindness. The presence...


Atlas of Pathology

Veterinaria Digital - 1/12/2020

Hydrosalpingitis in broilers

Some strains of infectious bronchitis virus affect the reproductive system. In broiler these strains cause oviduct inflammation, and in female broilers they cause hydrosalpingitis. It is usual to find infected birds at an early age, despite the birds...


Atlas of Pathology

Veterinaria Digital - 24/11/2020

Toxicity by “anti-birds” sorghum

To prevent wild birds from ruining sorghum fields, it is common to use a type of this cereal called "anti-birds" that contains high concentrations of tannins and causes rejection by these wild birds. In the image this type of sorghum can be observed in...


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