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1 September 2009 Capillaria hepatica in Puma concolor: First Report in Brazil
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Capillaria hepatica was detected by histopathologic diagnosis in two cougars that were shot in April 2008 in Painel, Santa Catarina, Brazil. Macroscopic analysis of their livers revealed the presence of diffuse granulomas, and the histopathologic analysis indicated the presence of C. hepatica eggs, surrounded by mononuclear inflammatory cell infiltrate, small foci of necrosis, and mild-to-moderate fibrosis. This is the first report of C. hepatica in cougars (Puma concolor) in Brazil.

Rosiléia M. Quadros, Célso Pilati, Sandra M. T. Marques, Marcelo Mazzolli, and Rodrigo C. Benedet "Capillaria hepatica in Puma concolor: First Report in Brazil," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 40(3), 586-587, (1 September 2009). https://doi.org/10.1638/2008-0194.1
Received: 12 November 2008; Published: 1 September 2009
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