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post #11 of 15
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Alain, the ameraucana, died today. I am considering sending her in for testing. Though externally the bumps appeared to be feather cysts, when punctured they were fleshy (like tumors) instead of filled with an infection (like bumblefoot and feather cysts). They were external tumors which probably excludes mareks

post #12 of 15
I am sorry to hear of her passing. I think a necropsy is a great idea. I am very interested to know the results.
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Alain, the ameraucana, died today. I am considering sending her in for testing. Though externally the bumps appeared to be feather cysts, when punctured they were fleshy (like tumors) instead of filled with an infection (like bumblefoot and feather cysts). They were external tumors which probably excludes mareks


Sorry for your loss. Mareks causes tumors anywhere inside or outside of the body. Cutaneous or skin Mareks is one of the four types. Cornell has some good pictures of cutaneous Mareks on their site. If you Google "atlas of avian diseases" enter Mareks disease on the site and there will be pictures of the different types..Be sure to look at the gross lesions as well as clinical signs.


Edited by Eggcessive - 1/7/16 at 4:57pm
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Here is the link about Mareks--click on both clinical signs, and later click on gross lesions for all of the pictures:  http://partnersah.vet.cornell.edu/avian-atlas/#/disease/Marek's_Disease

Your state vet can do a necropsy and test for Mareks. Here is a link for that:

http://www.usaha.org/Portals/6/StateAnimalHealthOfficials.pdf

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