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31 December 2013 MYCOBACTERIUM INTRACELLULARE INFECTION IN A CAPYBARA (HYDROCHOERUS HYDROCHAERIS)
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This report describes the first case of Mycobacterium intracellulare infection with typical granulomatous lesions of mycobacteriosis in a capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris). The individual was a captive-bred young female, part of the control group of an experimental study on stress. Multiple granulomatous lesions were detected in a mesenteric lymph node of this young female. Mycobacterial infection was confirmed by bacteriologic culture and molecular identification methods. Clinical lesions were characterized by histopathology.

American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Natalia Pezzone, Ayelen T. Eberhardt, Analía Fernández, Sergio Garbaccio, Martín Zumárraga, Andrea Gioffré, Carolina Magni, Pablo M. Beldomenico, M. Rocío Marini, and Ana M. Canal "MYCOBACTERIUM INTRACELLULARE INFECTION IN A CAPYBARA (HYDROCHOERUS HYDROCHAERIS)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 44(4), 1098-1101, (31 December 2013). https://doi.org/10.1638/2013-0017R1.1
Received: 29 January 2013; Published: 31 December 2013
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