Avian pox in a turkey vulture (Cathartes aura) from northern Chile


  • Mauricio Mora-Carreño Universidad de Antofagasta
  • Carlos Guerra-Correa
  • Manuel Moroni
  • Enrique Paredes


A debilitated turkey vulture (Cathartes aura), showing prominent nodular masses in its head, was found in Antofagasta, Chile. Histopathological examination revealed the presence of epidermal hyperplasia and hypertrophy with typical eosinophilic intracytoplasmatic inclusion bodies in epithelial cells. Accordingly, a diagnosis of avian pox was established, corresponding to the first known occurrence of the disease in the southern hemisphere.
Keywords: Avian pox, Cathartes aura, turkey vulture, Chile.
Jan 8, 2019
How to Cite
MORA-CARREÑO, Mauricio et al. Avian pox in a turkey vulture (Cathartes aura) from northern Chile. Austral Journal of Veterinary Sciences, [S.l.], v. 51, n. 1, p. 41-43, jan. 2019. ISSN 0719-8132. Available at: <http://australjvs.cl/index.php/amv/article/view/775>. Date accessed: 19 oct. 2019.
Case Report