An adult Eurasian Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo) rescued from drowning was unable to fly. After euthanasia, necropsy and histopathologic examination showed granulomatous inflammation and intracellular acid-fast stain-positive rod-shaped bacteria in the skin, lung, liver, and spleen, which were identified by using molecular analysis as Mycobacterium abscessus.

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