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1 July 2003 An Outbreak of Fowl Cholera in Ring-Necked Pheasants (Phasianus colchicus)
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A total of 120 ring-necked pheasants from a 3000-bird flock in Zeeland, MI, died over a 3-day period. Clinical signs included sudden death, diarrhea, and limping. At necropsy, hepatomegaly with multifocal cream-colored foci randomly distributed throughout the parenchyma was observed in diseased birds. Additionally, the spleen was enlarged up to three times its normal size and had a marbled appearance. Microscopically, there was multifocal splenic and hepatic necrosis with intralesional rod-shaped bacteria. Pasteurella multocida serotype 3/4 was isolated from liver and spleen. In this paper, we report an outbreak of acute fowl cholera in ring-necked pheasants.

P. Einum, M. Kiupel, and C. Bolin "An Outbreak of Fowl Cholera in Ring-Necked Pheasants (Phasianus colchicus)," Avian Diseases 47(3), 777-780, (1 July 2003). https://doi.org/10.1637/7026
Received: 5 February 2003; Published: 1 July 2003
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