Visceral gout uric in manx shearwater (Puffinus puffinus) in Southern of Brazil

ABSTRACT Visceral gout uric is a disease that affects reptiles, birds and mammals. It is characterized by urate crystal deposits and uric acid in different organs of visceral region. The objective of this study was to report a case of visceral urica drop in a manx shearwater individual (Puffinus puffinus) found dead on the north coast of Santa Catarina, Southern Brazil. In the period from 20 August 2015 and 20 April 2016, beaches in the municipalities of Araquari, Barra do Sul, São Francisco do Sul and Itapoá, were monitored daily for the registration and recovery of dead marine tetrapods, including seabirds. Eighty-four were found and necropsied. One of them was whitish in color and had the pericardium adhered to the myocardium. The kidneys, liver and lungs contained numerous whitish dots. The occurrence of this disease in the species was 1.19%. This is the first manx shearwater report with visceral urica drop found in Brazil.