Concurrent occurrence of adeno like inclusion body hepatitis and cryptosporidiosis in an ostrich



  Samples of formalin fixed gastrointestinal organs of three month ostrich chicks were submitted to the department of Pathology, Razi Vaccine and Serum Research Institute. Histologically hepatitis and pancreatitis with large eosinophilic intra nuclear inclusion bodies were prominent in hepatic and pancreatic cells. These inclusions were suspected as adenovirus inclusion body hepatitis (IBH) in variety of avian species. On the epithelium of main pancreatic duct large number of cryptosporidium parasites were present.