Authors: ÖZLEM ÖZMEN, GERRY M. DORRESTEIN
Abstract: An adult, male common buzzard (Buteo buteo) with a leg fracture and multiple proliferative cutaneous nodules on its feet was brought to Akdeniz University Burdur Veterinary Faculty by a farmer who found the bird at his farm. There were similar small nodules on the eyelids and beak. The fractured bone ends had become necrotized. The buzzard was euthanized. On histopathological examination of nodules, large, eosinophilic intracytoplasmic inclusion bodies (Bollinger bodies) were seen. Avipox was diagnosed on the basis of the typical gross and microscopic features.
Keywords: Common buzzard, Buteo buteo, avipox, Bollinger bodies, hawk, raptorial birds
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