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Yersiniosis in a free-living fallow deer
  1. DI Chapman,
  2. NG Chapman,
  3. JG Atherton and
  4. H Platt


A case of yersiniosis in a free-living fallow deer is described. Pathological examination revealed an emaciated carcase with numerous abscesses of various sizes throughout the abdominal and thoracic cavities. Staining of material from the abscesses showed a small Gram-negative coccobacillus which was identified as Yersinia pseudotuberculosis type 1A.

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