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Elaeophora in the meninges of a Malayan sambar (Rusa unicolor equina).

Authors
  • Bernard, Jennifer1
  • Grunenwald, Caroline2
  • Stalis, Ilse H2
  • Varney, Megan2
  • Zuba, Jeff2
  • Gerhold, Richard2
  • 1 Wildlife Disease Laboratories, San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, San Diego Zoo Global, San Diego, CA (Bernard, Stalis, Varney)Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (Gerhold, Grunenwald)Department of Veterinary Services, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, San Diego Zoo Global, Escondido, CA (Zuba) [email protected]
  • 2 Wildlife Disease Laboratories, San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, San Diego Zoo Global, San Diego, CA (Bernard, Stalis, Varney)Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (Gerhold, Grunenwald)Department of Veterinary Services, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, San Diego Zoo Global, Escondido, CA (Zuba).
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc
Publication Date
November 2016
Volume
28
Issue
6
Pages
735–738
Identifiers
PMID: 27664097
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
Unknown

Abstract

An adult nematode was grossly identified in the meninges of a Malayan sambar (Rusa unicolor equina), with numerous microfilariae associated with encephalitis and vasculitis on histopathology. The nematode was confirmed to be Elaeophora schneideri by sequencing a portion of the 18S rRNA gene. Our report highlights the potential for aberrant migration of E. schneideri in exotic deer species and the use of advanced testing to specifically identify this metazoan parasite, avoiding misidentification of Parelaphostrongylus tenuis.

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