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GOUT, med. jur. contracts. An inflammation of the fibrous and ligamentous parts of the joints.
     2. In cases of insurance on lives, when there is warranty of health, it seems that a man subject to the gout, is a life capable of being, insured, if he has no sickness at the time to make it an unequal contract. 2 Park, Ins. 583.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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With renal damage in birds, there can be an impairment of the normal excretion of uric acid from body, such that it starts crystallizing on the surfaces and inside the visceral organs resulting in visceral gout and ultimately death (Oaks et al., 2004; Shultz et al., 2004).
Extensive urate precipitation on the surface and within organ parenchyma (visceral gout) was consistently found in vultures with renal failure.
Visceral gout is most commonly seen in psittacine birds other than budgerigars and in other avian species, including Strigiformes, Columbiformes, and Anseriformes.