Fatal cytauxzoonosis in captive-reared lions in Brazil.

  title={Fatal cytauxzoonosis in captive-reared lions in Brazil.},
  author={Paulo Vargas Peixoto and Cleber Oliveira Soares and Alessandra Scofield and Catherine DeCarlo Santiago and Ticiana do Nascimento França and Severo Sales de Barros},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  volume={145 3-4},
Fatal cytauxzoonosis is described in a captive reared lioness (Panthera leo) and its 6-month-old cub. Clinical signs in the lioness included loss of weight, depression, anaemia, loss of hair, dark discolored urine, tachypnoea, nystagmus, deaphness and staggering gait. The cub died after a short period of depression. In the lioness, laboratory examination revealed normochromic normocytic anaemia, neutrophilia, lymphopenia, monocytosis, eosinopenia, thrombocytopenia, proteinuria, pyuria… CONTINUE READING


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