Dioctophyma renale in maned wolf in the geoeconomic region of Jatai, GO, Brazil - Case report

  • Valcinir Aloisio Scalla Vulcani
  • Vanessa Sobue Franzo
  • Diego Pereira de Araújo
  • Felipen Roncatto Vicenti
  • Otávio Marins da Costa
  • Aynna Silva Rangel
  • Luanna Alves Gomes
Keywords: Dioctophymiasis, Chrysocyon brachyurus,, parasite, kidney, pathology, wild animal

Abstract

ABSTRACT. Vulcani V.A.S., Franzo V.S., de Araújo D.P., Vicentin F.R., da Costa O.M., Rangel A.S. & Gomes L.A. [Dioctophyma renale in maned wolf in the geoeconomic region of Jatai, GO, Brazil - Case report.] Dioctophyma renale em Lobo-Guará na região geoeconômica de Jataí, GO, Brasil - Relato de caso. Revista Brasileira de Medicina Veterinária, 37(2):149-152, 2015. Laboratório de Anatomia, Curso de Medicina Veterinária, Universidade Federal de Goiás, Campus de Jataí, BR 364 Km 192, 3800, Setor Industrial, Jataí, GO 75801-615, Brasil. E-mail: aloisiosv@hotmail.com The maned Wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus) (Illiger, 1815) is the largest animal that represents the canidae species at the South America. The Dioctophyme renale (Goeze, 1782) known as the giant kidney-worm, because it is used to lodges mostly this organs, and it has been also responsible for the majority of captive animals deaths. A maned wolf necropsy was done at the animal anatomy laboratory of the Universidade Federal de Goiás (UFG) - Campus Jataí and showed a nematode in the right kidney of the wild dog. This is the second confirmed case report of maned wolf that have free life in the city of Jataí and in State of Goiás, that suggests that is a common parasitism in this region of the country.

Published
2015-06-28
How to Cite
Vulcani, V. A. S., Franzo, V. S., de Araújo, D. P., Vicenti, F. R., da Costa, O. M., Rangel, A. S., & Gomes, L. A. (2015). Dioctophyma renale in maned wolf in the geoeconomic region of Jatai, GO, Brazil - Case report. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 37(2), 149-152. Retrieved from http://rbmv.org/index.php/BJVM/article/view/376