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1 October 1988 Egg Yolk Serositis in an American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)
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An adult female American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) had diffuse, yellow, granular serosal thickening at necropsy. Light microscopic examination of affected stomach, small intestine and spleen revealed a chronic proliferative serositis associated with 3 to 15 μm eosinophilic extracellular globules identified histochemically and morphologically as egg yolk. The intracoelomic egg yolk was considered to be the cause of the serosal reaction.

McDonald and Taylor: Egg Yolk Serositis in an American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)
M. M. McDonald and H. W. Taylor "Egg Yolk Serositis in an American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 24(4), 700-702, (1 October 1988). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-24.4.700
Received: 7 December 1987; Published: 1 October 1988
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