A 33-year-old 2.3-kg (5.06-lb) female African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) was euthanized by IV injection of pentobarbital sodium because of chronic regurgitation and associated weight loss, and the carcass was submitted for diagnostic evaluation. The penguin was kept in an indoor-outdoor enclosure with 8 other African penguins. Prior to euthanasia, treatment of the penguin had included famotidine (2.5 mg, PO, q 12 h), sucralfate (1 g, PO, q 12 h), meloxicam (0.21 mg, IM, q 24 h), and enrofloxacin (30 mg, PO, q 12 h).
A complete necropsy revealed the penguin was in good nutritional status.
Two adult male fox squirrels (Sciurus niger) from Kansas were observed with multiple areas of alopecia; 1 of the 2 animals was observed dragging its tail. The fox squirrels were euthanized by Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism personnel and submitted to the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study in Athens, Georgia for diagnostic evaluation.
Both fox squirrels (fox squirrels 1 and 2) had bilaterally symmetrical areas of alopecia in the axillary regions and along the dorsal midline (Figure 1). Multiple 0.5- to 1-mm-diameter pustules and a few small, superficial skin excoriations were
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.
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.