Haemolytic anaemia associated with Theileria sp. in a juvenile platypus

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Case report The clinical and laboratory findings in an orphanedjuvenile female platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) that presentedwith a severe anaemia and tick infestation are reported. The animaldeveloped a terminal septicaemia and died. Antemortem clinicalpathology, postmortem histopathology and 18S rDNA sequencingsupported a diagnosis of extravascular haemolytic anaemia secondaryto Theileria ornithorhynchi infection.Conclusion Although T. ornithorhynchi infection is common inthe platypus, this is the first case in which it has been shown tocause a haemolytic anaemia in this species and molecularcharacterisation of the organism has been described. A review ofthe previous literature concerning T. ornithorhynchi and possibletreatment options for future cases are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)443-449
Number of pages7
JournalAustralian Veterinary Journal
Volume92
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014

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Haemolytic anaemia associated with Theileria sp. in a juvenile platypus. / Kessell, Allan; Boulton, John; Dutton, Geoffrey; Woodgate, Robert; Shamsi, Shokoofeh; Peters, Andrew; Connolly, Joanne.

In: Australian Veterinary Journal, Vol. 92, No. 11, 11.2014, p. 443-449.

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