Monoclonal hyperglobulinemia in lymphosarcoma in a cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus) and a blue and gold macaw (Ara ararauna)

Angela Lennox, Susan Clubb, April Romagnano, Norman H. Altman, Carolyn Cray

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Abstract

A 15-yr-old cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus) presented with decreased activity and appetite. A presumptive diagnosis of lymphoproliferative disease was made because of a monoclonal band observed on plasma protein electrophoresis. The owner declined further diagnostics or treatment, and the bird died 2 yr later. In a second case, a 4-yr-old blue and gold macaw (Ara ararauna) presented with lethargy and anorexia. Despite supportive treatment, the bird died 7 days later. Blood studies also demonstrated a monoclonal band on plasma protein electrophoresis. The histologic review of tissues from both birds found extensive neoplastic lymphoplasmocytic cells in the liver and supported a diagnosis of lymphosarcoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)326-329
Number of pages4
JournalAvian Diseases
Volume58
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Cockatoos
Ara ararauna
lymphosarcoma
Gold
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Birds
blood proteins
electrophoresis
Electrophoresis
Blood Proteins
birds
Lethargy
Anorexia
Appetite
appetite
anorexia
liver
Liver
blood
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Ara ararauna
  • Avian
  • Cockatiel
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macaw
  • Nymphicus hollandicus
  • Protein electrophoresis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Food Animals
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)

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Monoclonal hyperglobulinemia in lymphosarcoma in a cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus) and a blue and gold macaw (Ara ararauna). / Lennox, Angela; Clubb, Susan; Romagnano, April; Altman, Norman H.; Cray, Carolyn.

In: Avian Diseases, Vol. 58, No. 2, 01.01.2014, p. 326-329.

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Lennox, Angela ; Clubb, Susan ; Romagnano, April ; Altman, Norman H. ; Cray, Carolyn. / Monoclonal hyperglobulinemia in lymphosarcoma in a cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus) and a blue and gold macaw (Ara ararauna). In: Avian Diseases. 2014 ; Vol. 58, No. 2. pp. 326-329.
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