Monodontella giraffae Infection in Wild-caught Southern Giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis giraffa)

@inproceedings{Bertelsen2009MonodontellaGI,
  title={Monodontella giraffae Infection in Wild-caught Southern Giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis giraffa)},
  author={M. Bertelsen and K. {\O}stergaard and J. Monrad and E. Br{\o}ndum and U. Baandrup},
  booktitle={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  year={2009}
}
Postmortem examination of seven wild-caught southern giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis giraffa) from Namibia demonstrated focal discoloration, biliary thickening, and peribiliary fibrosis affecting mainly the left liver lobe. The giraffes were infected with Monodontella giraffae, previously associated with lethal infections in captive okapis (Okapia johnstoni) and giraffes. Contrary to this, all seven giraffes investigated in the present study were clinically healthy. Based on these findings, it… Expand
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