Southcentral Division 2021
Signalment:3-month-old, male intact, goose
History:Presented from a flock of 20+ animals, with 3 having already died and one other sick. The goose had three days of neurologic episodes starting on 8/6/21 including ataxia, decreased mentation, head and neck tremors, as well as anorexia and lethargy. A physical exam revealed bradycardia, weakness, BCS 3/9, increased respiratory effort, intermittent coughing, wheezing, serous nasal discharge, and diarrhea.
Gross Lesions:The goose was emaciated with serous atrophy of fat. The lateral aspect of the right 4th digit had three well demarcated, irregular, reddish ulcers ranging from 6mm to 1.5cm in diameter. A similar lesion affected the lateral aspect of the right tarsus that was covered with a dark red crust. The subcutaneous tissue of the right inguinal and sacral areas was moderately expanded by yellowish edema The middle one-third of the trachea had petechial to ecchymotic hemorrhages.