Alternaria fungal dermatitis in a free-ranging javelina (Pecari tajacu)

Lisa A. Shender, Rick Gerhold, Susan Sanchez, Michael K Keel

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)796-799
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Wildlife Diseases
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology


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