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Bilateral aural hyalohyphomycosis in sable antelope (Hippotragus niger).

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Publication Date
Volume
31
Issue
2
Pages
215–220
Identifiers
PMID: 10982136
Source
Medline

Abstract

Three juvenile sable antelope (Hippotragus niger) were diagnosed with bilateral aural hyalohyphomycosis based on histopathology. All three animals were suspected to be immunodeficient based on low IgG levels determined using the zinc sulfate turbidity test. The serum and hepatic copper levels of one animal were below the bovine reference range. Clinical signs in the three animals included bilateral ventral deviation of the pinnae with multifocal subcutaneous aural tumefaction and poor body condition. Numerous septate, nonpigmented fungal hyphae were found within the auricular cartilage, dermis, and subcutaneous granulomas. No significant fungal agents were isolated by culture, and no signs of systemic fungal dissemination were identified except for a concurrent fungal rhinitis in one animal.

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