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  • 1 Department of Pathology and the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, visiting student from the College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210.
  • | 2 Department of Pathology and the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602.
  • | 3 Department of Pathology and the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602.
  • | 4 Department of Pathology and the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602
History

An approximately 5-year-old free-ranging female white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) was harvested in Louisiana. The hunter reported that the deer was in poor body condition and had multiple nodular lesions present throughout the liver. Fresh samples of the liver, heart, lungs, spleen, and kidneys were obtained by a biologist from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and submitted to the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study in Athens, Ga, for diagnostic evaluation.

Gross Findings

Throughout the examined section of liver, there were multifocal to coalescing, round (1- to 4-cm-diameter), raised, tan, nodular lesions that contained yellow purulent fluid.

Contributor Notes

Dr. Elsmo's present address is the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, 445 Easterday Ln, Madison, WI 53706. Dr. Fenton's present address is Government of the Northwest Territories, PO Box 1320, Yellowknife, NT XIA 3S8, Canada.

Address correspondence to Dr. Fenton (hmafenton@gmail.com).