A case of visceral leishmaniosis in a gray wolf (Canis lupus) from Croatia.

@article{Beck2008ACO,
  title={A case of visceral leishmaniosis in a gray wolf (Canis lupus) from Croatia.},
  author={Ana Paula Avritscher Beck and Relja Beck and Josip Kusak and Andrea Gudan and Franjo Martinkovi{\'c} and Branka Artukovi{\'c} and Marko Hoh{\vs}teter and Duro Huber and Albert Marinculi{\'c} and Željko Grabarevi{\'c}},
  journal={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  year={2008},
  volume={44 2},
  pages={451-6}
}
The southern habitats of Croatia's gray wolf (Canis lupus) population are found in central and southern parts of Dalmatia. This region is recognized as an endemic region for canine visceral leishmaniosis, caused by Leishmania infantum. In November 2003, a 4-yr-old male gray wolf was found dead in the northwestern border of this endemic region. Pathologic and parasitologic analysis, confirmed by polymerase chain reaction, indicated that lesions associated with infection by Leishmania infantum… CONTINUE READING

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