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Fatty liver syndrome in captive bustards: Clinical, pathological and epidemiological findings

Nicholls, P.K., Bailey, T.A. and Samour, J.A. (1997) Fatty liver syndrome in captive bustards: Clinical, pathological and epidemiological findings. Avian Pathology, 26 (1). pp. 19-31.

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Abstract

Clinical, pathological, and epidemiological findings are presented on fatty liver syndrome mainly in houbara bustards (Chlamydotis undulata macqueenii), but also in some other bustard species. Of 72 houbara bustards, 34 (47%) had fatty liver diagnosed post-mortem. Males and females were equally susceptible, and both adults and juvenile birds were affected. Bustards with fatty liver had significantly greater abdominal fat reserves than unaffected birds. Other predisposing factors included poor husbandry, translocation between aviaries, handling and capture paresis.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Copyright: © Taylor & Francis
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/6231
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