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Titolo:
EPIZOOTIC DISSEMINATED TOXOPLASMOSIS IN CAPTIVE SLENDER-TAILED MEERKATS (SURICATA-SURICATTA)
Autore:
JUANSALLES C; PRATS N; LOPEZ S; DOMINGO M; MARCO AJ; MORAN JF;
Indirizzi:
SCH VET,DEPT PATHOL & ANIM PROD BELLATERRA 08193 BARCELONA SPAIN BARCELONA ZOO BARCELONA SPAIN SCH VET,DEPT ANIM PATHOL BELLATERRA BARCELONA SPAIN
Titolo Testata:
Veterinary pathology
fascicolo: 1, volume: 34, anno: 1997,
pagine: 1 - 7
SICI:
0300-9858(1997)34:1<1:EDTICS>2.0.ZU;2-Q
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
CANINE-DISTEMPER VIRUS; MONKEYS SAIMIRI-SCIUREUS; UROCYON-CINEREOARGENTEUS; GONDII INFECTIONS; CATS; PREVALENCE; FOX; TRANSMISSION; CARNIVORES; ANTIBODIES;
Keywords:
DISSEMINATED TOXOPLASMOSIS; SLENDER-TAILED MEERKAT; SURICATA SURICATTA; TOXOPLASMA GONDII;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
45
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Citazione:
C. Juansalles et al., "EPIZOOTIC DISSEMINATED TOXOPLASMOSIS IN CAPTIVE SLENDER-TAILED MEERKATS (SURICATA-SURICATTA)", Veterinary pathology, 34(1), 1997, pp. 1-7

Abstract

Fatal disseminated toxoplasmosis was diagnosed in seven captive slender-tailed meerkats (Suricata suricatta) according to clinicopathologicfindings and immunohistochemistry. Five of nine meerkats died during an outbreak in late 1994. These included four kits (2.5 to 4.5 months old) and a 4-year-old meerkat. Two other meerkats, both adults, died in 1992 and 1995. Respiratory insufficiency (4/7) and incoordination (3/7) were the most consistent clinical signs, although two of seven meerkats died unexpectedly. At necropsy, the lungs were reddened and noncollapsed (6/7), and had multiple pale round foci (4/7). Yellow foci ofnecrosis in mesenteric lymph nodes (4/7), splenomegaly (3/7), and hydropericardium (3/7) were other common gross findings. Microscopically,interstitial pneumonia was present in all seven meerkats, being acuteto subacute in six of them Type 2 pneumocyte hyperplasia, aggregates of foamy macrophages, and giant cells were consistently seen. Multifocal to locally extensive necrosis of mesenteric lymph nodes (4/7), mildto severe multifocal necrotizing hepatitis (5/6), and mild nonsuppurative encephalitis (4/6) were also seen. Toxoplasma-like organisms wereconsistently associated with these lesions and were stained by the avidin biotin peroxidase procedure with an antiserum that does not cross-react with Neospora caninum. Meerkats were most likely infected afteran oral, primary exposure to Toxoplasma. Several observations indicate that meerkats may be highly susceptible to toxoplasmosis.

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