Cutaneous mucinosis in a strain of brown-egg laying chickens

Palmieri, C., Anthenill, L. and Shivaprasad, H. L. (2014) Cutaneous mucinosis in a strain of brown-egg laying chickens. Veterinary Pathology, 52 2: 351-355. doi:10.1177/0300985814535642

Author Palmieri, C.
Anthenill, L.
Shivaprasad, H. L.
Title Cutaneous mucinosis in a strain of brown-egg laying chickens
Journal name Veterinary Pathology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1544-2217
Publication date 2014-06-18
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0300985814535642
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 52
Issue 2
Start page 351
End page 355
Total pages 5
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA, United States
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Subject 3400 Veterinary
Abstract Cutaneous mucinosis is a cutaneous disorder described in humans, dogs, and rarely cats but never reported in birds. Twenty-six brown egg–laying chickens between ages 43 and 46 weeks had a history of feather loss, scaly, dry skin, weight loss, and decreased egg production. Microscopic findings in the skin included fragmentation of collagen bundles and interstitial, periadnexal, and perivascular dermal accumulation of wispy, mildly basophilic material that was also occasionally observed within the follicular epithelium. A moderate lymphoplasmacytic and heterophilic perivascular dermatitis was also observed. The wispy to granular material was diffusely Alcian blue positive and periodic acid–Schiff negative (consistent with mucin), suggesting a diagnosis of primary or secondary cutaneous mucinosis. The cause of this condition could not be determined.
Keyword Mucinosis
Brown egg–laying chickens
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online before print June 18 2014. Pubmed PMID: 24942711

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