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Owner's Name: (806)395-0181 veterinarian
/Submitter:Account ID#: 24961
The SUGAR Group, Sydney Betts
BORGER, TX 79007
The Sugar Group
604 Deahl St
Borger, TX 79007
Date specimens received: 4/29/11
Final report: Email 5/3/11
Species: Exotic Age: Animal ID: TSG-Sydney-11
Breed: Sugar Glider Weight: Sex:
Tests Requested: Histological testing of sugar glider organs
Specimens Submitted: Submitted are the organs of one female sugar glider in two jars
Lab observation: Internal organs
Clinical History: 04/25/11: TSG's case
Glider found at bottom of cage with symptoms of lethargy, ears droopy, and seeming to have had a seizure. vet
examined and said that blood near ears was due to seizure. Treated the glider with sugar water and a calcium
given orally. Glider passed away the following day. *****Glider had a cage mate, so please advise if any
Conclusion/Interpretation of Lab Findings:
Laboratory results as listed.
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LABORATORY TEST STATUS: Ordered Current Status
Histopath: Necropsy tissues 5/3/11 Completed 5/3/11
Histopath: Necropsy tissues Pathologist: Gilmore, William
Date completed: 05/03/11
Date report entered:05/03/11 Sections/Slides: 22/4
TSG-Sydney-11, Exotic # Tissues: 6
The submission consists of heart, lung/larynx, GI tract, liver, pancreas, kidney, spleen and adrenal
Lung - The lung is distorted by the infiltration of abundant numbers of exudative leukocytes (neutrophils
and histiocytes) and some fibrinonecrotic debris that fill alveolar spaces and airways. Some amphophilic
to basophilic amorphous material (foreign body liquid) is present in the alveolar spaces. Multiple foci of
hemorrhage are found scattered through out the lung.
Larynx - There is necrosis with infiltration of exudative leukocytes found in the skeletal muscle about
Pancreas/mesentery - Necrosis with infiltration of exudative leukocytes distorts the pancreas and
adjacent mesentery. Mesenteric lymph nodes are hypercellular.
Small Intestine - There is necrosis of the mucosa and infiltration by exudative leukocytes.
Liver - The liver is massively infiltrated with leukocytes (lymphocytes, neutrophils and histiocytes).
Kidney - There are multifocal infiltration of leukocytes (lymphocytes, neutrophils and histiocytes) found
in the cortical interstitium.
Other tissues are not remarkable.
Acute to subacute exudative bronchopneumonia.
Acute to subacute exudative necrotizing enteritis.
Acute to subacute exudative peritonitis and pancreatitis.
Acute to subacute exudative hepatitis.
Acute to subacute exudative interstitial nephritis.
The histologic findings indicate the presence of a severe septic (bacterial) insult of the abdomen. Small
intestine, peritoneal surfaces, pancreas, kidney and liver are affected. The lesions in the lung are likely
secondary and may be the consequence of aspiration. The lesions found in the larynx could be due to
trauma associated with theraputic efforts to support alimentation. Together the lesions are interpreted to
be bacterial but opportunistic.
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. Due to the complexity of regulatory import requirements for
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