Translator Disclaimer
1 October 2006 Toxoplasmosis in a Free-ranging Mink
Author Affiliations +
Abstract

A free-ranging mink (Mustela vison), estimated to be 3 mo old, was found on the campus of Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan; it exhibited clinical signs of left hind limb lameness, ataxia, head tremors, and bilateral blindness. Histologically, the animal had a mild, nonsuppurative meningoencephalitis and severe chorioretinitis with intralesional bradyzoites and tachyzoites. Protozoal organisms were identified as Toxoplasma gondii based on histology, immunohistochemistry, and polymerase chain reaction. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first report of clinical toxoplasmosis in a free-ranging mink.

Yava L. Jones, Scott D. Fitzgerald, James G. Sikarske, Alice Murphy, Nicole Grosjean, and Matti Kiupel "Toxoplasmosis in a Free-ranging Mink," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 42(4), 865-869, (1 October 2006). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-42.4.865
Received: 9 September 2005; Published: 1 October 2006
JOURNAL ARTICLE
5 PAGES


SHARE
ARTICLE IMPACT
Back to Top