This report describes the discovery and treatment of a multiagent infection in a captive colony of adult, female Xenopus laevis. Animals were determined to be infected with Saprolegnia sp, a relatively common fungal parasite in laboratory-housed frogs, and a less common ectoparasite, Epistylis sp, that had been described only once before in frogs. We discuss the diagnosis, pathology, and treatment of Epistylis and the importance of water-quality monitoring and husbandry in the care of these research animals. Copyright 2007 by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science.
|Titolo:||High- and intermediate-level disinfection in decontamination locks : development of a validation method|
|Autori interni:||MARTINO, PIERA ANNA (Ultimo)|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore VET/05 - Malattie Infettive degli Animali Domestici|
|Data di pubblicazione:||lug-2007|
|Enti collegati al convegno:||American association for laboratory animal science|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|