Disseminated visceral coccidiosis in whooping cranes.

  title={Disseminated visceral coccidiosis in whooping cranes.},
  author={James W. Carpenter and Terry R Spraker and Meliton N. Novilla},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  volume={177 9},
Three 13- to 18-day-old whooping cranes (Grus americana) and a 9-year-old whooping crane died in outdoor pens at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. The deaths were associated with an overwhelming systemic infection by an intracellular protozoan parasite, which resulted in enteritis, granulomatous bronchopneumonia, hepatitis, splenitis, and myocarditis. The clinical, histopathologic, and electron microscopic findings were similar to those in sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis) at the Patuxent… CONTINUE READING