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1 December 2014 FIRST REPORT OF PARASITISM BY OPHIDASCARIS ROBERTSI (NEMATODA) IN A SUGAR GLIDER (PETAURUS BREVICEPS, MARSUPIALIA)
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Third-stage larvae of Ophidascarsis robertsi (Nematoda: Ascaridoidea) were found on necropsy in a female sugar glider, Petaurus breviceps (Marsupialia: Petauridae), two in heart chambers and one free in the peritoneal cavity. The animal was bred in captivity and had previous contact with Australian pythons captured in nature, which could be the source of the infection. The histopathologic diagnosis was intraluminal and perivascular pulmonary hemorrhage possibly due to the parasitosis. It is the first report of parasitism by O. robertsi in a sugar glider.

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Miguel Gallego Agúndez, Jose Enrique Villaluenga Rodríguez, Carles Juan-Sallés, and David M. Spratt "FIRST REPORT OF PARASITISM BY OPHIDASCARIS ROBERTSI (NEMATODA) IN A SUGAR GLIDER (PETAURUS BREVICEPS, MARSUPIALIA)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 45(4), 984-986, (1 December 2014). https://doi.org/10.1638/2014-0107.1
Received: 17 June 2014; Published: 1 December 2014
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