Fatal pulmonary acariasis in an aged indoor rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta)

A. L. Johnson, G. D. Simonek, R. I. Keesler

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Abstract

Pulmonary acariasis is a sporadic, incidental finding in colony-raised rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). Prophylactic treatment in indoor-raised and indoor-housed macaques is not routine due to low prevalence, lack of clinical significance, and potential risk of toxicosis. This case is an unusually severe infestation of Pneumonyssus simicola in an indoor-housed rhesus macaque, which ultimately resulted in this animal's death.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)90-92
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of medical primatology
Volume46
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Pneumonyssus simicola
  • lung
  • mite
  • non-human primate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • veterinary(all)

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