Echinococcus multilocularis in a European beaver from Switzerland.

Janovsky, Martin; Bacciarini, Luca; Sager, Heinz; Gröne, Andrea; Gottstein, Bruno (2002). Echinococcus multilocularis in a European beaver from Switzerland. Journal of wildlife diseases, 38(3), pp. 618-620. Wildlife Disease Association 10.7589/0090-3558-38.3.618

[img] Text
0090-3558-38.3.618.pdf - Published Version
Restricted to registered users only
Available under License Publisher holds Copyright.

Download (80kB) | Request a copy

Infection with the larval stage of the cestode parasite Echinococcus multilocularis was diagnosed in a European beaver (Castor fiber) in central Switzerland. The animal was hit, run over by a car, and died of trauma. It was in normal body condition and no signs of disease were seen. At necropsy, multiple cystic structures up to 1 cm in diameter were found in the liver adjacent to the hilus. Within the parasite vesicles, multiple protoscolices were visible. The species was determined to be Echinococcus multilocularis by upon polymerase chain reaction and direct immunofluorescence with MAbG11-FITC. This is the first report of Echinococcus multilocularis in European beaver.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) > Institute of Parasitology

UniBE Contributor:

Sager, Heinz and Gottstein, Bruno

Subjects:

600 Technology > 630 Agriculture
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0090-3558

Publisher:

Wildlife Disease Association

Language:

English

Submitter:

Bruno Gottstein

Date Deposited:

23 Jul 2018 09:38

Last Modified:

23 Jul 2018 09:38

Publisher DOI:

10.7589/0090-3558-38.3.618

PubMed ID:

12238383

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.118825

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/118825

Actions (login required)

Edit item Edit item
Provide Feedback