Title

Fusobacteriosis in captive wild-caught pronghorns (Antilocapra americana)

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-2001

Abstract

An outbreak of Fusobacterium necrophorum-induced septicemia occurred in a group of 40 captive wild-caught pronghorns (Antilocapra americana). Primary pododermatitis or necrotic stomatitis progressed to produce fatal septicemia with metastatic lesions in the forestomachs, lung, liver, and cecum in 38 of the animals. Two remaining animals were euthanatized because of chronic pododermatitis. Housing the animals in a pasture previously used by bovids and heavy rains with persistence of ground water pools in the pasture were contributing factors in the pathogenesis of this outbreak.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Veterinary Pathology

First Page

549

Last Page

552

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