Plasmodium infection in a Leadbeater's possum (Gymnobelideus leadbeateri).

@article{Scheelings2016PlasmodiumII,
  title={Plasmodium infection in a Leadbeater's possum (Gymnobelideus leadbeateri).},
  author={T. Franciscus Scheelings and P. J. McLaren and Liliana Tatarczuch and R F Slocombe},
  journal={Australian veterinary journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={94 8},
  pages={
          299-303
        }
}
CASE REPORT A wild-caught, adult female Leadbeater's possum (Gymnobelideus leadbeateri) died while in captivity after suffering from chronic ill-thrift that progressed to acute respiratory distress. On histopathological examination of tissues, the cause of death was determined to be severe acute pneumonia with pulmonary oedema associated with an intracellular protozoan parasite present within erythrocytes. Transmission electron microscopy was performed on lung tissues and organisms consistent… Expand
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