SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.30 número1Estudio de las Venas de la Fosa Cubital a través de la Tomografía Computada Helicoidal y su Aplicación ClínicaLocalización del Foramen Mandibular según la Cantidad de los Alvéolos Dentales índice de autoresíndice de assuntospesquisa de artigos
Home Pagelista alfabética de periódicos  

Serviços Personalizados



Links relacionados


International Journal of Morphology

versão On-line ISSN 0717-9502


OCHOA-AMAYA, J. E et al. Systemic Toxoplamosis in a Captive Red Kangaroo (Macropus rufus). Int. J. Morphol. [online]. 2012, vol.30, n.1, pp. 70-76. ISSN 0717-9502.

The objetives of this study were to present and document the hystopathologycal findings of systemic toxoplamosis in a captive red kangaroo (Macropus rufus) which described macro and microscopic findings of the hystopathological analysis. In the laboratory of animal histopathology (Universidad de los Llanos) formalin fixed tissue specimens were received, from a captive male Macropus rufus, who was eight years old and weighed 50 kg. The samples were processed by usual methods for optical microscopy. The histological sections of 3-4 mm thick were colored with Hematoxilin-Eosin (H&E) and then some samples stained with Periodic Acid Schiff (PAS), and processed by PCR and IHQ. Once the histopathological analysis was performed systemic toxoplasmosis was associated to protozoa cysts immunoreactives to T. gondii. The molecular detection of T. gondii in formalin fixed tissues was made using two PCR tests and confirmated by IHQ. Histopathologically a chronic infection by an eucoccideo protozoa from the Sarcocystidae family was diagnosed. The etiologic diagnosis was toxoplasmosis.

Palavras-chave : Kangaroo; Toxoplasmosis; Tachyzoites; Bradyzoites.

        · resumo em Espanhol     · texto em Espanhol     · pdf em Espanhol