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Zygomycosis in ostriches


Avian Pathology 21(4): 675-680
Zygomycosis in ostriches
An unusual disease characterized by anorexia, progressive stunting and stomach impaction was observed in young ostriches after treatment with antibiotics. The massive accumulation of a clear white gelatinous mucus adherent to the inner surface of the ventriculus plus a severe necrosis of the glandular layer were the only consistent findings. Histological examination released typical forms of a zygomycete invading the affected tissue. The zygomycete Rhizopus oryzae was isolated from the ventriculus of all the affected ostriches.

Accession: 002549246

PMID: 18670986

DOI: 10.1080/03079459208418889

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