Tyzzer's disease (Bacillus piliformis) in Australian marsupials.

  title={Tyzzer's disease (Bacillus piliformis) in Australian marsupials.},
  author={Paul J. Canfield and Winfield Hartley},
  journal={Journal of comparative pathology},
  volume={105 2},
Tyzzer's disease (Bacillus piliformis infection) was diagnosed in nine marsupials (six possums, a koala, a wombat and a dasyurid). All but two of the possums were captive. Five of the seven marsupials, for which ages were recorded, were juvenile. Affected marsupials were either found dead or were showing non-specific illness for up to two days before death. Affected livers and hearts showed gross haemorrhage and scattered areas of white discolouration. Microscopically, areas of coagulative… CONTINUE READING


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