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Alternaria fungal dermatitis in a free-ranging javelina (Pecari tajacu)
Journal of wildlife diseases (2011)
  • L A Shender
  • Richard W. Gerhold Jr., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • S Sanchez
  • M K Keel

We report a javelina from Pinal County, Arizona, USA, with severe fungal dermatitis and cellulitis. Extreme emaciation and rostral disfiguration, including left-lateral displacement of the nasal planum, justified euthanasia. A pus-filled tract within the rostrum was observed. Histopathology revealed granulomatous inflammation with hyphae morphologically consistent with Alternaria sp. isolated by culture.

Publication Date
July, 2011
Citation Information
L A Shender, Richard W. Gerhold Jr., S Sanchez and M K Keel. "Alternaria fungal dermatitis in a free-ranging javelina (Pecari tajacu)" Journal of wildlife diseases Vol. 47 Iss. 3 (2011)
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