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Turkey Pox in the Cauvery Delta Region of Tamil Nadu

M. Sasikala, J. Selvaraj and N. Babuprasath

Department of Veterinary Pathology, Veterinary College and Research Institute (TANUVAS), Orathanadu – 614 625, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu.

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal May 2019 : 96 (5) - pages 72 to 73
(Received: November, 2018, Accepted: February, 2019)


The present study describes the pathological features of cutaneous pox in a one year old turkey. Blackish encrusted wart like nodules were observed on wattles, legs and toes. There was hyperkeratosis, acanthosis and ballooning degeneration of the keratinocytes. The hyperplastic epithelium revealed characteristic eosinophilic intra-cytoplasmic inclusion bodies (Bollinger bodies) with vacuolated cytoplasm and heterophilic inltration admixed with mononuclear cells extending into the dermis. Lendrum’s phloxine-tartrazine stain for viral inclusions showed red intra-cytoplasmic inclusions against yellow background

Key Words: Turkey pox, gross and histopathology

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