Otitis media associated with Cryoptosporidium baileyi in a Saker falcon (Falco cherrug)

Bougiouklis, P. A., Weissenbock, H., Wells, A., Miller, W. A., Palmieri, C. and Shivaprasad, H. L. (2013) Otitis media associated with Cryoptosporidium baileyi in a Saker falcon (Falco cherrug). Journal of Comparative Pathology, 148 4: 419-423. doi:10.1016/j.jcpa.2012.09.005


Author Bougiouklis, P. A.
Weissenbock, H.
Wells, A.
Miller, W. A.
Palmieri, C.
Shivaprasad, H. L.
Title Otitis media associated with Cryoptosporidium baileyi in a Saker falcon (Falco cherrug)
Formatted title
Otitis media associated with Cryoptosporidium baileyi in a Saker falcon (Falco cherrug)
Journal name Journal of Comparative Pathology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0021-9975
1532-3129
Publication date 2013-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jcpa.2012.09.005
Volume 148
Issue 4
Start page 419
End page 423
Total pages 5
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
A 7-week-old male Saker falcon died with a history of severe refractory dyspnoea and respiratory signs. Microscopical lesions included moderate to severe lymphoplasmacytic inflammation of the middle ears, conjunctivae, third eyelids, choanae, salivary glands of the tongue, turbinates, larynx, trachea, syrinx and bronchi. The lesions were associated with variable numbers of Cryptosporidium spp., further confirmed by transmission electron microscopy and in-situ hybridization. Cryptosporidium baileyi was identified by DNA sequence analysis. C. baileyi may therefore be a cause of otitis media in raptors as it is in man. It is most likely that the middle ears of the Saker falcon acquired the infection through the eustachian tubes that originate near the pharynx in the oral cavity. This is the first description of otitis media associated with C. baileyi in a bird or a mammal except man.
Keyword Cryptosporidium baileyi
Middle ear
Otitis
Saker falcon
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2014 Collection
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