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Renal infection with flagellated protozoa was retrospectively evaluated in 29 reptiles, including 12 turtles, 7 tortoises, and 6 chameleons; overall, 20 species of reptiles were represented. Most cases presented with nonspecific clinical signs or a combination of several concurrent diseases....

Author(s)
Juan-Sallés, C.; Garner, M. M.; Nordhausen, R. W.; Valls, X.; Gallego, M.; Soto, S.
Publisher
American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, Pomona, USA
Citation
Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 2014, 45, 1, pp 100-109
Abstract

A commensal ciliate was isolated from the stool of a tortoise (Astrochelys radiata). The ciliate was classified as Nyctotherus teleacus, according to its basic morphological features. Electron microscopic observations using cultured N. teleacus (NictoT1 strain) revealed many spherical...

Author(s)
Suzuki, J.; Kobayashi Seiki; Yoshida NaoKo; Azuma, Y.; Kobayashi-Ogata, N.; Kartikasari, D. P.; Yanagawa, Y.; Iwata Satoshi
Publisher
Japanese Society of Veterinary Science, Tokyo, Japan
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Medical Science, 2020, 82, 6, pp 699-703
Abstract

Faecal samples were collected from 324 pet reptiles showing no clinical signs, including 28 saurian species (n=192), three ophidian species (n=74) and three chelonian species (n=58). Samples were examined for the presence of intestinal parasites by direct smear and faecal flotation, while direct...

Author(s)
Papini, R.; Manetti, C.; Mancianti, F.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2011, 169, 8, pp 207
Abstract

Protozoa are common findings in chelonian practice, but the impact of many species on the animals' health status is still inadequately known and understood. The present work aims to provide clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic updates on the main protozoan species that can infect turtles and...

Author(s)
Bardi, E.; Noviello, E.; Hofmannová, L.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine, 2019, 31, pp 5-12
Abstract

Alongside exotic reptiles, amphibians, such as toads, frogs, salamanders, and newts, are nowadays considered popular pets worldwide. As reported for other exotic pet animals, amphibians are known to harbor numerous gastrointestinal parasites. Nonetheless, very little data are available on captive...

Author(s)
Hallinger, M. J.; Taubert, A.; Hermosilla, C.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Parasitology Research, 2020, 119, 11, pp 3659-3673
AbstractFull Text

Background: Exotic reptiles have become increasingly common domestic pets worldwide and are well known to be carriers of different parasites including some with zoonotic potential. The need of accurate diagnosis of gastrointestinal endoparasite infections in domestic reptiles is therefore...

Author(s)
Wolf, D.; Vrhovec, M. G.; Failing, K.; Rossier, C.; Hermosilla, C.; Pantchev, N.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica, 2014, 56, 44, pp (12 August 2014)
Abstract

This article outlines the principal gastrointestinal protozoal diseases that have been recorded as affecting reptiles. It covers 9 genera of flagellates/amoebae, 1 ciliate genus, and 5 genera of coccidia, describing their pertinent anatomy and what is known about their epidemiology, including...

Author(s)
Scullion, F. T.; Scullion, M. G.
Publisher
Elsevier Inc., New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine, 2009, 18, 4, pp 266-278
AbstractFull Text

Giardia duodenalis is a binuclear flagellated protozoan that can infect birds, reptiles and many mammals. The pathogen is one of the most important causes of diarrhea in humans and farm animals. The aim of this study was to determine the changes in serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 levels in naturally...

Author(s)
Çamkerten, G.; Erdoğan, H.; Ural, D. A.; Çamkerten, İ.; Erdoğan, S.; Ural, K.
Publisher
Afyon Kocatepe University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
Citation
Kocatepe Veterinary Journal, 2019, 12, 1, pp 71-74
Abstract

Nowadays, snakes established as domestic exotic pets, harboring numerous (zoonotic) gastrointestinal parasites. In this parasitological survey, we used direct saline fecal smears (DSFS) to examine 586 stool samples from 71 different snake species either kept as pets in households or in zoological...

Author(s)
Hallinger, M. J.; Taubert, A.; Hermosilla, C.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Parasitology Research, 2020, 119, 3, pp 947-956
Abstract

A grey-hooded parakeet (Psilopsiagon aymara) and two budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus) from different owners presented with decreased activity, vomitus, and diarrhea. A microscopic examination of feces showed trophozoites of the protozoan flagellate Giardia. A commercial immunochromatographic...

Author(s)
Reuschel, M.; Pantchev, N.; Vrhovec, M. G.; Jung, A.; Gerhauser, I.; Sannella, A. R.; Cacciò, S. M.; Legler, M.
Publisher
American Association of Avian Pathologists, Athens, USA
Citation
Avian Diseases, 2020, 64, 2, pp 228-233

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