The patient had stiffness of the pectoral muscles, and petechiation and ecchymosis noted around the eyes and beneath the mandible.
Abnormalities noted on physical examination were increased stiffness of the pectoral muscles, pale mucus membranes, dehydration (estimated at 5%-7%), areas of petechiation and ecchymosis around the margins of the eyelids and beneath the mandible, and obesity (body condition score 4/5).
Clinical signs of Anaplasmosis comprise of several days of lethargy, decreased activity, hypophagia and mild stress, usually assCiated with pyrexia, edema of distal limb, ataxia, petechiation
and thrombCytopenia (Madigan and Gribble, 1987).
There was petechiation to ecchymoses of the proventricular (Figure 3) and intestinal mucosa with resultant enteritis in the gastrointestinal system.
Enteric petechiation and ecchymoses were observed in 45 of the carcasses while pancreatic necrosis was occasionally encountered (Figures 6 and 7).
Stage Three/Irreversible shock: Severe systemic hypoperfusion, petechiation
of skin or mucous membranes, hematochezia, and coma.
Necropsy lesions may include petechiation of serosal membranes (especially the peritoneal cavity), swollen lymph nodes and spleen, and anemia.
Necropsy findings vary and are nonspecific and may include extensive petechiation of the serosal membranes, swollen lymph nodes, and anemia.
Necropsy revealed marked splenomegaly and hepatomegaly, with significant mucosal ulcerations of the proventriculus and petechiation associated with both kidneys.
Results of necropsy confirmed bilateral uveitis and revealed marked splenomegaly, marked hepatomegaly with necrosis, multifocal mucosal ulcerations of the proventriculus with intraluminal digested blood, and bilateral nephropathy with subcapsular petechiations.
Gross lesions identified at postmortem examination included cardiomegaly, hepatomegaly, splenomegaly, and renomegaly, along with generalized pallor of these tissues, as well as perihepatic effusion, ascites, pericardial effusion, epicardial petechiation
, and subcutaneous hemorrhages.
Coelioscopy revealed pulmonary petechiation
and ecchymosis on the visceral side of the left lung.