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1 March 2013 OCULAR LESIONS ASSOCIATED WITH CHLAMYDIA SUIS IN A WILD BOAR PIGLET (SUS SCROFA) FROM A SEMI-FREE RANGE POPULATION IN SPAIN
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The role of the wild boar (Sus scrofa) as a reservoir for a large number of pathogens that can affect both domestic animals and humans has been widely studied in the last few years. However, the impact of some of these pathogens on the health of wild boar populations is still being determined. This article presents a clinical case of severe bilateral keratoconjunctivitis affecting a 2-mo-old piglet from a semi–free range population in Spain. Histopathologic and microbiologic analysis revealed lesions in the cornea, choroid, and optical nerve, and Chlamydia suis was detected in the eyes bilaterally. The visual handicap resulting from this type of lesion greatly affects the survival of this affected piglet.

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David Risco, Alfredo García, Pedro Fernández-Llario, Waldo L. García, José M. Benítez, Pilar Gonçalves, Jesús M. Cuesta, Luis Gómez, Joaquín Rey, and Javier Hermoso de Mendoza "OCULAR LESIONS ASSOCIATED WITH CHLAMYDIA SUIS IN A WILD BOAR PIGLET (SUS SCROFA) FROM A SEMI-FREE RANGE POPULATION IN SPAIN," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 44(1), 159-162, (1 March 2013). https://doi.org/10.1638/1042-7260-44.1.159
Received: 2 February 2011; Published: 1 March 2013
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