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Title: Ocular lesions associated with Trypanosoma evansi in experimentally infected goats
Authors: Morales Fariña, Inmaculada 
De León Vera, Mónica 
Morales Doreste, Manuel Francisco 
Dalla, Francesca
Gutiérrez Cabrera, Carlos Javier 
UNESCO Clasification: 240112 Parasitología animal
Keywords: Disease
Brucei
Vivax
Electrorretinography (ERG)
Goats, et al
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: 0304-4017
Journal: Veterinary Parasitology 
Abstract: Ocular lesions associated with Trypanosoma spp. infection have been described in man and many animal species. However, loss of vision has not been demonstrated in humans presenting Chagas disease or in animals affected by different trypanosome species. In order to assess the possible ocular disorders caused by Trypanosoma evansi infection, six goats were inoculated with 1 X 105 T evansi and maintained for 12 months and four goats were used as control. The inoculated animals became positive at serological and parasitological tests at I-month post-inoculation and showed a subclinical course of the disease. Unilateral superficial corneal ulceration and retinochoroiditis were observed in two inoculated animals. Data from ocular neurologic examination and electroretinography showed no significant differences between inoculated and non-inoculated goats. It could be concluded that Trypanosoma evansi can produce ocular lesion but without apparent loss of vision in goats.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/45653
ISSN: 0304-4017
DOI: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2006.06.007
Source: Veterinary Parasitology [ISSN 0304-4017], v. 141, p. 325-329
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