An occurrence of avian tuberculosis in hooded merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus).

  title={An occurrence of avian tuberculosis in hooded merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus).},
  author={Yukita Sato and Takahiro Aoyagi and Shinya Matsuura and Shoichi Fukui and I Kitazawa and Kei Nishimori and Yuichi Yokomizo},
  journal={Avian diseases},
  volume={40 4},
Two imported male hooded mergansers (Lophodytes cucullatus) were introduced into a zoological aviary in Japan, and one of them died 10 mo later. Postmortem revealed numerous white yellowish nodules of various sizes in the liver. Two large nodules were also observed below the right lung and on the top of the left kidney. Histopathologically, a large number of tubercles with acid-fast bacilli were seen in the liver. The amyloid was deposited in the connective tissue of the tubercles… CONTINUE READING