Detection of Toxoplasma gondii in two southern Wooly spider monkeys (Brachyteles arachnoides-Geoffroy, 1806) from the Rio de Janeiro primate center, Brazil

S V Santos, R F Strefezzi, A Pissinatti, C T Kanamura, C F H Takakura, M I S Duarte, J L Catão-Dias

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BACKGROUND: Toxoplasmosis led to the death of two Brachyteles arachnoides, an endangered atelid.

METHODS: The diagnosis was established by necropsy, histopathological, immunohistochemical and ultrastructural changes.

RESULTS: The analysis confirms the presence of Toxoplasma gondii.

CONCLUSIONS: This report contributes to the development of protocols for health surveillance on maintenance and conservation of southern muriquis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-9
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of medical primatology
Volume43
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Animals
  • Animals, Zoo/parasitology
  • Atelinae/parasitology
  • Brazil
  • Conservation of Natural Resources
  • Endangered Species
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Male
  • Monkey Diseases/diagnosis
  • Toxoplasma/isolation & purification
  • Toxoplasmosis, Animal/diagnosis

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