Lungworm Infection in Three Loggerhead Sea Turtles, Caretta caretta

  title={Lungworm Infection in Three Loggerhead Sea Turtles, Caretta caretta},
  author={Charles A. Manire and Michael J. Kinsel and Eric T. Anderson and Tonya M. Clauss and Lynne Byrd},
  booktitle={Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians},
Abstract Although lungworms are known to infect many mammalian species and a few are known to infect snakes, lizards, and birds, previously none were known to infect chelonians. This study documents the first three known cases of lungworms in loggerhead sea turtles, Caretta caretta. It is unlikely that the lungworms were the primary cause of illness in any of the cases, and they may be only contributory or even incidental. Changes observed in the two cases that died included tracheal and… 
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