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1 March 2017 ULCERATIVE AND NECROTIZING GASTRITIS IN A CAPTIVE SLOTH (BRADYPUS VARIEGATUS, XENARTHRA, BRADYPODIDAE) DUE TO SEVERE PARASITISM WITH PARALEIURIS LOCCHII (NEMATODA, SPIROCERCIDAE)
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This is the first reported case of lethal gastric parasitism by the nematode Paraleiuris locchii in a captive sloth (Bradypus variegatus). There were more than 600 parasites in the stomach of the sloth, associated with extensive areas of ulceration and necrosis. The animal developed emaciation, dehydration, and anemia that progressed to death.

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Ana Flávia Ribeiro Machado Michel, Fabiana Lessa Silva, Fernando Sérgio Barbosa, Tatiane Furtado de Carvalho, Jaqueline Maria Silva Pinto, and Renato Lima Santos "ULCERATIVE AND NECROTIZING GASTRITIS IN A CAPTIVE SLOTH (BRADYPUS VARIEGATUS, XENARTHRA, BRADYPODIDAE) DUE TO SEVERE PARASITISM WITH PARALEIURIS LOCCHII (NEMATODA, SPIROCERCIDAE)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 48(1), 255-259, (1 March 2017). https://doi.org/10.1638/2016-0135.1
Received: 14 June 2016; Published: 1 March 2017
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