Hemoplasmas in wild canids and felids in Brazil.

  title={Hemoplasmas in wild canids and felids in Brazil.},
  author={Marcos Rog{\'e}rio Andr{\'e} and Cristina Harumi Adania and Silmara Marques Allegretti and Ros{\^a}ngela Zacarias Machado},
  journal={Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians},
  volume={42 2},
Hemotropic mycoplasmas, epicellular erythrocytic bacterial parasites lacking a cell wall, are the causative agents of infectious anemia in numerous mammalian species. The presence of hemotropic mycoplasmas in blood samples of neotropical and exotic wild canids and felids from Brazilian zoos were recorded using molecular techniques. Blood samples were collected from 146 Brazilian wild felids, 19 exotic felids, 3 European wolves (Canis lupus), and from 97 Brazilian wild canids from zoos in the… CONTINUE READING