Serratospiculosis in Captive Peregrine Falcons (Falco peregrinus) in Switzerland

Berenguer Veiga, Inês Margarida; Schediwy, Marion; Hentrich, Brigitte; Frey, Caroline; Marreros Canales, Nelson Antonio; Stokar von Neuforn, Nadine (2017). Serratospiculosis in Captive Peregrine Falcons (Falco peregrinus) in Switzerland. Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery, 31(3), pp. 250-255. Association of Avian Veterinarians 10.1647/2016-204

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Infection with Serratospiculum species was identified in a captive peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) in Switzerland. Pathologic and parasitologic examination results revealed generalized severe granulomatous airsacculitis, with intralesional adults, larvae, and eggs of Serratospiculum species. Subsequently, an individual coprological analysis of the remaining 15 falcons (peregrine falcons and gyrfalcons [Falco rusticolus]) from the same owner was performed. Eggs of Serratospiculum species (4 birds) and Capillaria species (11 birds), and oocysts of Caryospora species (1 bird) were detected. Treatment with ivermection (2 mg/kg SC) was effective, as none of the falcons excreted Serratospiculum species eggs 10 days after one dose. To our knowledge, this is the first report of infection with Serratospiculum species in captive falcons in Europe.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) > Institute of Parasitology
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) > Center for Fish and Wildlife Health (FIWI)
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) > Institute of Animal Pathology
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP)

UniBE Contributor:

Berenguer Veiga, Inês Margarida; Schediwy, Marion; Hentrich, Brigitte; Frey, Caroline; Marreros Canales, Nelson Antonio and Stokar von Neuforn, Nadine

Subjects:

600 Technology > 630 Agriculture
500 Science > 590 Animals (Zoology)
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1082-6742

Publisher:

Association of Avian Veterinarians

Language:

English

Submitter:

Nelson Antonio Marreros Canales

Date Deposited:

17 May 2018 17:57

Last Modified:

24 Oct 2019 14:44

Publisher DOI:

10.1647/2016-204

PubMed ID:

28891698

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Europe, Falco peregrinus, Falco rusticolus, Serratospiculum species, airsacculitis, avian, birds of prey, gyrfalcon, ivermectin, peregrine falcon

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.113174

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/113174

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