Eimeria macusaniensis associated lesions in neonate alpacas dying from enterotoxemia

R. Rosadio, P. Londoñe, D. Pérez, H. Castillo, A. Véliz, L. Llanco, K. Yaya, L. Maturrano

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Histopathological analysis of 108 intestine samples (103 grossly affected ileum and 5 jejunum) taken from Clostridium-induced neonatal alpaca (Vicugna pacos) enterotoxemia mortalities collected in the Departments of Arequipa, Puno and Cusco of southern Peru during the 2005-2008 birth seasons (January-March), revealed the presence of large numbers of both asexual and sexual stages of Eimeria macusaniensis in 33/108 (30.55%) of the samples with moderate to severe necrotized and/or hemorrhagic enteritis. It is proposed that damage to the mucosa produced by coccidial infections may facilitate overgrowth of Clostridium perfringens with toxin production leading to fatal enterotoxemia.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)116-120
Número de páginas5
PublicaciónVeterinary Parasitology
EstadoPublicada - 26 feb. 2010

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