Visceral leishmaniasis and infectious hepatitis in bush dog from captivity in Brazil - Report of case

Arleana Bom Parto Ferreira de Almeida, Daphine Ariadne Jesus de Paula, Edson Moleta Colodel, Valéria Dutra, Luciano Nakazato, Valéria Régia Franco Sousa

Abstract


Among mammals, the canids are most often infected by Leishmania sp. This paper reports the occurrence of Leishmania (Leishmania) infantum chagasi as well as the presence of intranuclear inclusions resembling viral particles of canine adenovirus-1 in a bush dog (Speothos venaticus) kept in captivity at the zoo of Federal University of Mato Grosso, central area of Brazil.  The report demonstrates the importance of wild canids as reservoirs of agents of veterinary and public health importance, and it emphasizes the necessity of further studies with these animals concerning their habits, behavior and sanitary management.

 


Keywords


Bush dog; Visceral leishmaniasis; Infectious hepatitis.



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5433/1679-0359.2011v32n1p333

Semina: Ciênc. Agrár.
Londrina - PR
E-ISSN 1679-0359
DOI: 10.5433 / 1679-0359
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