A sudden Death Case and Anthelmintic Treatment in Giraffes Infected with Haemonchus contortus

in Domestic Journal (NSC excellent journals), 國內期刊(國科會優良期刊)
標題A sudden Death Case and Anthelmintic Treatment in Giraffes Infected with Haemonchus contortus
出版類型國內期刊(國科會優良期刊)
出版年度2005
AuthorsYung(Yeong)-Huey Wu, 吳永惠
期刊Taiwan Vet J
開始頁20
頁數5
出版日期2005 / 1
其他編號0000
中文摘要

A sudden death case of 23-year-old male giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis angolensis)in a zoo was submitted to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan. This bull had the history of sudden onset of black bloody diarrhea caused by gastrointestinal parasites which had strongyle-type ova. The feces had restored to normal appearance on the third day after treatment with mebendazole. Unfortunately, the animal suddenly died without any clinical sign at the 30th day after treatment. At necropsy, numerous Haemonchus contortus worms attached on the mucosa of abomasum and mixed with the contents of abomasum and forestomachs. Besides, pale mucous membranes, dilatation of right cardiac ventricle, serous atrophy of epicardiac fat, ascites, hydrothorax, and hydropericardium were also observed. Based on the characteristics of ova, adult worms and third-stage larvae, the worms were identified as Haemonchus contortus. According to the history, clinical signs and pathological findings, the gireffe was diagnosed died of haemonchosis.
Key words: Haemonchus contortus, Haemonchosis, Peracute mortality syndrome, Giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis

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