Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

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Thromboembolic encephalitis secondary to bacterial valvular endocarditis in a red-billed curassow (Crax blumenbachii)

Vielmo, AndréiaBianchi, Ronaldo MArgenta, Fernando FRolim, Veronica MSnel, Gustavo G. MZafalon-Silva, BrunaAlievi, Marcelo MBarros, Claudio S. L. deDriemeier, David

A case of bacterial (Pseudomonas aeruginosa) valvular endocarditis in a red-billed curassow is described. A traumatic fracture in one limb of the bird was considered the port of entry for the bacterium, followed by septicemia and seeding of the heart valve. Brain embolism resulting from detached thrombus fragments followed.(AU)

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