Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola on a captive black racer (Coluber Constrictor) and a garter snake (Thamnophis Sirtalis) in Pennsylvania

Mana Ohkura, Jeremy J. Worley, James E. Hughes-Hallett, Jenny S. Fisher, Brenda C. Love, Anne E Arnold, Marc Joel Orbach

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Abstract

Two snakes were presented to the Pennsylvania State University Animal Diagnostic Laboratory with one suffering from external lesions where the scales were raised and discolored, and the other with oral lesions and swelling extending to the left eye, which was opaque. Histopathological analysis revealed multifocal granulomas containing fungal hyphae. Morphological and DNA sequence analyses revealed both suffered from infection by Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola, an emerging pathogen of snakes. This is the first report of this disease in Pennsylvania.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)341-346
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Volume47
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016

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Thamnophis
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snakes
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Laboratory Animals
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DNA Sequence Analysis
Psychological Stress
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mouth
eyes
nucleotide sequences
pathogens
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Keywords

  • Aleuriospores
  • Arthrospores
  • Molecular phylogenetics
  • Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola
  • Snakes

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  • Medicine(all)
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • veterinary(all)

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Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola on a captive black racer (Coluber Constrictor) and a garter snake (Thamnophis Sirtalis) in Pennsylvania. / Ohkura, Mana; Worley, Jeremy J.; Hughes-Hallett, James E.; Fisher, Jenny S.; Love, Brenda C.; Arnold, Anne E; Orbach, Marc Joel.

In: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, Vol. 47, No. 1, 01.03.2016, p. 341-346.

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Ohkura, Mana ; Worley, Jeremy J. ; Hughes-Hallett, James E. ; Fisher, Jenny S. ; Love, Brenda C. ; Arnold, Anne E ; Orbach, Marc Joel. / Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola on a captive black racer (Coluber Constrictor) and a garter snake (Thamnophis Sirtalis) in Pennsylvania. In: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. 2016 ; Vol. 47, No. 1. pp. 341-346.
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