Visceral Gout in a Rough Legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus)

Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus) Science Article 1


Visceral gout is reported for the first time in a rough legged hawk (Buteo Iagopus). Urate crystals were present on the pencardium, thoracic and abdominal air sacs, and the ventral surface of the liver. The liver and spleen also had urate crystals throughout the parenchyma. There was no indication of anticular or renal involvement. The immediate cause of death in this hawk was not identified, but appeared to result from multiple factors, including the visceral gout.

Robert D. Mumane and Mich l M. Garner,, Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 23(3), 1987, pp. 515-517

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