The first clinical cases of <i>Haemoproteus</i> infection in a snowy owl (<i>Bubo scandiacus</i>) and a goshawk (<i>Accipiter gentilis</i>) at a zoo in the Republic of Korea

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Author(s)

    • LEE Seung-Hun
    • College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41566, Republic of Korea|National Research Center for Protozoan Diseases, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Obihiro, Hokkaido 080-8555, Japan
    • KWAK Dongmi
    • College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41566, Republic of Korea
    • KIM Kyoo-Tae
    • Animal Health Center of Zoo Land, Daejeon O-World Theme Park, Daejeon 35073, Republic of Korea

Abstract

<p>This study reports two clinical cases of avian haemosporidian infection caused by a <i>Haemoproteus</i> sp., involving a snowy owl (<i>Bubo scandiacus</i>) and a goshawk (<i>Accipiter gentilis</i>), at a zoo. The snowy owl died after presenting with anorexia, depression and lethargy. A blood smear with Wright's staining confirmed <i>Haemoproteus</i> infection. Necropsy of the snowy owl revealed hypertrophy of the internal organs, including the liver, gallbladder, kidney and adrenal glands. The goshawk showed anorexia, depression and a lowered head position, and was diagnosed with a <i>Haemoproteus</i> infection based on a blood smear. The goshawk was completely cured by treatment with a combination of atovaquone and proguanil hydrochloride. Both cases showed decreased erythrocytes, hemoglobin and hematocrit values on complete blood count.</p>

Journal

  • Journal of Veterinary Medical Science

    Journal of Veterinary Medical Science 80(8), 1255-1258, 2018

    JAPANESE SOCIETY OF VETERINARY SCIENCE

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130007432152
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    0916-7250
  • Data Source
    J-STAGE 
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