Clinical features of avian vacuolar myelinopathy in American coots.

  title={Clinical features of avian vacuolar myelinopathy in American coots.},
  author={R. Scott Larsen and Felicia B. Nutter and Tom Augspurger and Tonie E Rocke and Lindsay Tomlinson and Nancy P. Thomas and Michael K. Stoskopf},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  volume={221 1},
OBJECTIVE To characterize clinical features of avian vacuolar myelinopathy (AVM) in American coots. DESIGN Case-control study. ANIMALS 26 AVM-affected American coots and 12 unaffected coots. PROCEDURES Complete physical, neurologic, hematologic, and plasma biochemical evaluations were performed. Affected coots received supportive care. All coots died or were euthanatized, and AVM status was confirmed via histopathologic findings. RESULTS 3 severely affected coots were euthanatized… CONTINUE READING


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