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Fibro-Purulent Bronchopneumonia and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in the Antillean Manatee (Trichechus manatus manatus L. 1758)
J Klećkowska-Nawrot1*, K Goździewska-Harłajczuk1*, K Barszcz2, S Dzimira3, M Janeczek1, W Paszta4, K Zagórski4 and L von Fersen5
1Department of Animal Physiology and Biostructure, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Environmental and Life Sciences in Wroclaw, Kozuchowska 1/3, 51-631 Wroclaw, Poland; 2Department of Morphological Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Nowoursynowska 159, 02-776 Warsaw, Poland; 3Department of Pathology, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, C. K. Norwida 25/27, 50-375 Wroclaw,  Poland; 4Wroclaw Zoological Garden, Wróblewskiego 1-5, 51-618 Wroclaw, Poland; 5Tiergarten Nuernberg, Am Tiergarten 30, 90480 Nuernberg, Germany; *Corresponding author:;


The aim of this study was to present a first case of fibro-purulent pneumonia and chronic kidney disease in the Antillean manatee. The 23-yr-old female of Antillean manatee (Therese von Bayern) was moved from the Tierpark Berlin (Germany) to the Wroclaw Zoological Garden (Poland), on the 15th of December 2014. The manatee died on the 4th of April 2015. Postmortem examination revealed the right lung dark red lesions indicative of pulmonary congestion and extravasations. There was a fist-sized cavity filled with a bloody fluid and fragments of lung tissue at one-third of the length of that lung. Both kidneys with no pathologic changes, pale pink, with fragile structure. Histopathologic examination revealed fibro-purulent bronchopneumonia, interstitial renal fibrosis, nephritis and glomerulonephritis with protein deposits and acute tubular necrosis (ATN), hepatic fibrosis and hepatocellular degeneration. The lung tissue expressed cytokeratin, vimentin and a CD68 macrophage marker.

To Cite This Article: Klećkowska-Nawrot J, Goździewska-Harłajczuk K, Barszcz K, Dzimira S, Janeczek M, Paszta W, Zagórski K and von Fersen L, 2018. Fibro-purulent bronchopneumonia and chronic kidney disease (ckd) in the Antillean manatee (Trichechus manatus manatus L. 1758). Pak Vet J.


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