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1 January 1976 RENAL CAPILLARIASIS IN THE SMALL INDIAN MONGOOSE, Herpestes auropunctatus
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A Capillaria sp. was recovered from the kidneys of 28 (93.3%) of 30 small Indian mongooses (Herpestes auropunctus) collected in St. Lucia, West Indies. The nematodes were embedded within distended pelvic fornices of the kidney and surrounded by accumulations of eggs. A chronic, low-level inflammation of the transitional epithelium was characterized by hyperplasia, giant cells surrounding embedded eggs and a plasmacytic infiltration. This is the first record of a capillarid nematode from the kidney of the mongoose.

HUIZINGA, COSGROVE, and STURROCK: RENAL CAPILLARIASIS IN THE SMALL INDIAN MONGOOSE, Herpestes auropunctatus1
HARRY W. HUIZINGA, G. E. COSGROVE, and ROBERT F. STURROCK "RENAL CAPILLARIASIS IN THE SMALL INDIAN MONGOOSE, Herpestes auropunctatus 1," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 12(1), (1 January 1976). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-12.1.93
Received: 23 May 1975; Published: 1 January 1976
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