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1 April 1998 Corynebacterial Pneumonia in an African Hedgehog
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A 3-mo-old, male African hedgehog (Atelerix albiventris) was anorectic and lethargic for a period of 3 days prior to death. Necropsy revealed lungs that were diffusely firm, dark red, and dorsally adhered by fibrinous tags to the pericardial sac. Histopathology revealed necrosuppurative bronchopneumonia with pulmonary abscesses and suppurative pericarditis and myocarditis. A Corynebacterium sp. was isolated from the lungs. We believe this is the first reported case of corynebacterial pneumonia in an African hedgehog.

Raymond, Williams, and Wu: Corynebacterial Pneumonia in an African Hedgehog
James T. Raymond, Cathy Williams, and C. C. Wu "Corynebacterial Pneumonia in an African Hedgehog," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 34(2), 397-399, (1 April 1998). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-34.2.397
Received: 8 September 1997; Published: 1 April 1998
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