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Gross lesions in feral pigeons in some cases of organophosphoric acute poisoning.


A synthesis of necrotic investigation conducted on 10 years (1996-2006) on sporadic events of death involving feral pigeons is trying to underline some common features which may define the gross lesions picture in organophosphoric poisoning in birds. The necropsy finding mainly centred round the circulatory changes constantly observed in the subcutaneous tissues of the neck and pre-pectoral zone, particularly along the oesophagus and crop *(permit to) might describe a common picture of injuries, useful for a rapid diagnostic orientation. Some pathogenesis consideration based on the double toxic effect upon the endothelial structure and the autonomous nervous system try to explain the sudden death and the pattern of the out coming lesions picture.