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TITLE:  Chromobacteriosis in a Chinese red panda (Ailurus fulgens styani)
 
AUTHORS:  Dyer NW;Krogh DF;DeVold R;Wilson SL;White DG;
 
YEAR:  2000
 
MONTH:  Mar
 
TYPE:  JOUR
 
REFMAN INDEX:  565
 
JOURNAL FULL:  Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
 
VOLUME:  12
 
ISSUE:  2
 
START PAGE:  177
 
END PAGE:  179
 
KEYWORDS:  ACUTE PLEUROPNEUMONIA;Adult;Animals;Bacteria;FLORIDA;Humans;INFECTIONS;Inflammation;Laboratories;Liver;Lung;Mice;Spleen;veterinary;VIOLACEUM SEPTICEMIA;Water;
 
ABSTRACT:  An adult Chinese red panda (Ailurus fulgens styani) transported by airplane from Florida to a North Dakota zoo died 1 week after arrival. Grossly, an interscapular abscess, subcutaneous inflammation, lymphadenitis, and pulmonary abscesses were observed. Microscopic findings included necrotizing inflammation in liver, lung, lymph node, and spleen. Chromobacterium violaceum was cultured from the interscapular abscess, liver, lung, and spleen and was injected into Swiss Webster mice. These mice died 18 hours postinoculation, and C. violaceum was cultured from liver, lung, and spleen. Chromobacterium violaceum is a sporadically reported but highly virulent pathogenic bacterium of both animals and humans typically found as a soil and water inhabitant of tropical and subtropical regions
 
AFFILIATIONS:  N Dakota State Univ, Dept Vet & Microbiol Sci, Fargo, ND 58105 USAUS FDA, Ctr Vet Med, Laurel, MD 20708 USA
 
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