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- Johnson, April J., et al. Show all 8 Authors
- diagnostic techniques; coccidiosis; ribosomal RNA; Coccidiomorphea; nasal cavity; respiratory tract diseases; tortoises; pathogen identification; chronic diseases; Testudinidae; pets; nucleotide sequences; ultrastructure; animal diseases; histopathology; disease diagnosis
- ... Intranuclear coccidia and Mycoplasma spp. were identified from the nasal cavity of 5 Sulawesi tortoises (Indotestudo forsteni) affected by chronic rhinosinusitis and oronasal fistulae. This study provides the first antemortem diagnosis of intranuclear coccidiosis in tortoises and the first cytomorphologic descriptions of this disease. Histopathologic and ultrastructural morphology of the intranucl ...
- Johnson, April J., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Veterinary microbiology 2010 v.142 no.3-4 pp. 160-167
- Gopherus polyphemus; Emydidae; wild animals; turtles; Iridovirus; vertebrate viruses; seroprevalence; disease surveillance; enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay; blood chemistry; disease outbreaks; animal diseases; viral diseases of animals and humans; mortality; immune response; United States
- ... Iridoviruses, pathogens typically associated with fish and amphibians, have recently been shown to cause acute respiratory disease in chelonians including box turtles, red-eared sliders, gopher tortoises, and Burmese star tortoises. Case reports of natural infections in several chelonian species in the United States have been reported, however the prevalence remains unknown in susceptible populati ...