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Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
Year: 2012 | Volume: 11 | Issue: 11 | Page No.: 1780-1783
DOI: 10.3923/javaa.2012.1780.1783  
Toxoplasmosis in Captive Eastern Grey Kangaroos (Macropus giganteus)
Ned I. de la Cruz-Hernandez , Veronica Carvajal-de la Fuente and Gerardo H. Flores-Gutierrez
 
Abstract: Two, 2 years old males, Eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus) which were captive in a zoo presented anorexia, weakness, blindness, convulsions and sudden death. Gross and microscopic lesions were consisted with severe pulmonary edema, multifocal myocarditis and moderate distensive cardiopathy, severe catarrhal and ulcerative gastroenteritis and non-suppurative encephalitis. At light microscopy examination of tissues stained with haematoxylin and eosin, Toxoplasma gondii tachyzoites were identified in lungs, myocardium, stomach glandular tissue, spleen, kidney and brain and both cases were positive to T. gondii using immunohistochemistry technique however, the source of infection could not be determined. In addition to the best of the knowledge this is the first confirmed report of toxoplasmosis captive Eastern grey kangaroo in Mexico.
 
How to cite this article:
Ned I. de la Cruz-Hernandez, Veronica Carvajal-de la Fuente and Gerardo H. Flores-Gutierrez, 2012. Toxoplasmosis in Captive Eastern Grey Kangaroos (Macropus giganteus). Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 11: 1780-1783.
DOI: 10.3923/javaa.2012.1780.1783
URL: http://medwelljournals.com/abstract/?doi=javaa.2012.1780.1783