Molecular evidence for Mycobacterium bovis infection in wild Chilean hawk (Accipiter chilensis)

  • Manuel Moroni
  • Miguel Salgado
  • Alejandro Albornoz
  • Carlos Tejeda
  • Mario Alvarado-Rybak

Abstract

The present study reports a case of tuberculosis in a juvenile Chilean hawk (Accipiter chilensis). Granulomas were identified in the liver, intestine and mesentery. Several of these granulomas contained acid-fast bacilli suggesting a mycobacterial infection through ingestion. Molecular diagnosis detected Mycobacterium bovis as etiological agent. Whether M. bovis infection in this Chilean hawk represents a risk for other wildlife, livestock or humans remains to be determined.
 
Published
May 11, 2018
How to Cite
MORONI, Manuel et al. Molecular evidence for Mycobacterium bovis infection in wild Chilean hawk (Accipiter chilensis). Austral Journal of Veterinary Sciences, [S.l.], v. 50, n. 2, p. 115-117, may 2018. ISSN 0719-8132. Available at: <http://australjvs.cl/index.php/amv/article/view/686>. Date accessed: 18 sep. 2018.
Section
Case Report