Diagnosis of avian tuberculosis in a horse by use of ...

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Title Diagnosis of avian tuberculosis in a horse by use of liver biopsy
Author(s) Jeanne Lofstedt, R. M. Jakowski
Journal Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Date 1989
Volume 194
Issue 2
Start page 260
End page 262
Abstract A 15-month-old Appaloosa colt had pyrexia, weight loss, diarrhea, and dependent edema. Abnormal laboratory findings included anemia, hypoalbuminemia, and hyperglobulinemia. Activities of liver-specific enzymes in this colt were high. Analysis of a liver biopsy specimen resulted in a presumptive diagnosis of tuberculosis. We recommend that liver biopsy be used as a diagnostic procedure if the differential diagnosis in a horse includes avian tuberculosis or granulomatous enteritis, especially if serum activities of liver-specific enzymes are high.

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