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Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira
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FURLAN, Fernando Henrique et al. Conidiobolomycosis caused by Conidiobolus lamprauges in sheep in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil. Pesq. Vet. Bras. [online]. 2010, vol.30, n.7, pp. 529-532. ISSN 0100-736X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-736X2010000700003.
An outbreak of conidiobolomycosis affecting sheep in the State of Santa Catarina, Southern Brazil is reported. The disease occurred in six Santa Inês breed sheep from a flock of 75 during the rainy season. Common clinical signs were noisy respiration and dyspnea, serous to mucosanguineous nasal discharge and exophthalmus. At necropsy there was a dense yellow mass in the nasopharyngeal area affecting the ethmoidal region, turbinate bones and occasionally limph nodes, central nervous system and pleura. Histopathologycally there was multifocal granulomas whith an eosinophilic necrotic reaction containing ribbon type hyphae similar to zygomycetous fungi. At molecular examination Conidiobolus lamprauges DNA was detected. The clinical, epidemiological, macroscopical, microscopical and molecular aspects characterize conidiobolomycosis caused by Conidiobolus lamprauges in sheep.
Keywords : Conidiobolus lamprauges; conidiobolomycosis; zigomycosis; granulomatous rhinitis; sheep.