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Posted in Bones and Joints

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Posted in Avian Gastrointestinal Parasitic

Today’s path rounds are on 𝐭𝐞𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐬! 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐭?𝐓𝐞𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐬 are a 𝐧𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐝𝐞 (roundworm) that affect primarily aquatic birds. They are…

Posted in Bovids Caprids Gastrointestinal Ovine Viral

𝐁𝐥𝐮𝐞𝐭𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐮𝐞 is a viral infection, caused by 𝐛𝐥𝐮𝐞𝐭𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐮𝐞 𝐯𝐢𝐫𝐮𝐬. The virus gets its name because it can cause 𝐜𝐲𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐬 (blue tinge to the tissue) of the tongue! Weird.

Posted in Hematopoietic Multispecies Parasitic

𝐁𝐚𝐛𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐬 is an infection with the protozoa 𝐁𝐚𝐛𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐚, which infects blood cells. There are over 100 species of Babesia!

Posted in Gastrointestinal Miscellaneous Suids

𝐌𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜 𝐛𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐬 are bony formations in the 𝐦𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐲 (the membrane that holds the intestine in place). These bones are not supposed to be there, so this is a form of 𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐚𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐚 (one cell type replacing another).

Posted in Felids Fungal Integument Nervous

𝐏𝐡𝐚𝐞𝐨𝐡𝐲𝐩𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐲𝐜𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐬 is an infection with 𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐨𝐮𝐬 fungi, otherwise known as “𝐛𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐬”. Although these fungi most commonly infect the skin, they can also affect other organs.

Posted in Equids Gastrointestinal Parasitic

𝐒𝐞𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐚 species are long, thread-like worms that live within the abdominal cavity of many species.

Posted in Special Stains

Trichrome stains are primarily used to identify 𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐧 (a structural protein), bone or 𝐟𝐢𝐛𝐫𝐢𝐧 (the protein that forms blood clots). In general, collagen and bone are highlighted blue-green, while fibrin is highlighted in red.

Posted in Amphibians Bacterial Integument

𝐑𝐞𝐝 𝐥𝐞𝐠 or 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐚 is one of the most recognizable diseases of amphibian species. As the name suggests, this condition is a bacterial condition that affects the skin (dermato-), turning it red!

Posted in Bacterial Meleagrids Respiratory

𝐈𝐧𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐬 is an infection with the bacteria 𝐌𝐲𝐜𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐦𝐚 𝐠𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐮𝐦. As the name suggests, this bacteria primarily infects the sinuses of turkeys!