LETHAL OZOLAIMUS MEGATYPHLON INFECTION IN A GREEN IGUANA (IGUANA IGUANA RHINOLOPA)

@inproceedings{Loukopoulos2007LETHALOM,
  title={LETHAL OZOLAIMUS MEGATYPHLON INFECTION IN A GREEN IGUANA (IGUANA IGUANA RHINOLOPA)},
  author={P. Loukopoulos and A. Komnenou and E. Papadopoulos and V. Psychas},
  booktitle={Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians},
  year={2007}
}
  • P. Loukopoulos, A. Komnenou, +1 author V. Psychas
  • Published in
    Journal of zoo and wildlife…
    2007
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Abstract An imported 2.5-yr-old female green iguana (Iguana iguana rhinolopa) kept in Greece was presented with a history of anorexia and allotriophagy of 1 mo duration. Upon clinical examination, it was cachectic and had severe abdominal distension and fibrous osteodystrophy. Despite treatment, it died a month later. On necropsy, massive accumulations of threadlike nematode parasites were observed in the large intestine, identified as Ozolaimus megatyphlon, a member of the Oxyuridae family of… CONTINUE READING

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