Korean Journal of Veterinary Research 2008;48(4):489-492.
Iron storage disease (ISD) with concurrent hepatic lipidosis (HL) in a mynah (Gracula spp.)
So-Young Lee1, Jong-Hyun Yoo1, Chul Park2, Byeong-Teck Kang1, Dae-Young Kim3, Hee-Myung Park1
1College of Veterinary Medicine, Konkuk University
2School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California
3College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri
Abstract
An 8-year-old male mynah (Gracula spp.) was presented for depression, anorexia, and respiratory distress. The patient's diet consisted of sponge cake and yogurt alone. Physical examination revealed high body condition score (4/5), abdominal distention, and severe orthopnea. Hepatomegaly was observed on abdominal radiographs. The patient died 4 h after presentation, and severe hepatomegaly was observed at necropsy. Based on histopathological findings, the bird was definitively diagnosed with iron storage disease with concurrent hepatic lipidosis.
Key Words: bird, hemochromatosis, hepatic lipidosis (HL), iron storage disease (ISD), mynah (Gracula spp.)
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