Valvular endocarditis and septic thrombosis ...
|Title||Valvular endocarditis and septic thrombosis associated with a radial fracture in a red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)|
|Author(s)||M. Lemon, L. Pack, M. Forzan|
|Journal||Canadian Veterinary Journal|
|Abstract||A free-ranging adult female red-tailed hawk died suddenly after 3 weeks in rehabilitation for a radial fracture. Cause of death was septic thrombosis from a chronic bacterial valvular endocarditis, probably associationed with injury at the fracture site. The challenge of clinical diagnosis of sepsis in wild birds is emphasized.|
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