Case Report

Abortion Related to Toxoplasma gondii Infection in a Bactrian Camel (Camelus bactrianus) in Greece: A Case Report


A female, 5 yr old Bactrian camel was presented to the Exotic and Wildlife Medicine Unit, School of Veterinary Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, with severe dehydration, depression, anorexia, mild dyspnea and diarrhea. Supportive treatment immediately initiated with fluids, electrolytes and broad-spectrum antibiotics. The general condition of the animal was stable for the next 3 days, but at 4th day became worse, since the camel remained in sternal recumbency, denied to drink water and abortion of a mummified fetus was noticed. The aborted fetus and fetal membranes were submitted for laboratory examinations (bacterial cultures, MZN, cytology, PCR) that revealed Toxoplasma gondii infection. Treatment with sulfadimidine improved the situation of the animal that returned to its farm 1 week later. This seems to be the first reported case in the literature of confirmed toxoplasmic abortion in camels. 

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Camel Toxoplasmosis Abortion Sulfadimidine Greece

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Komnenou A, Giadinis N, Kritsepi-Konstantinou M, Thomas A-L, Danika S, Terpsidis K, Petridou E, Papadopoulos E. Abortion Related to Toxoplasma gondii Infection in a Bactrian Camel (Camelus bactrianus) in Greece: A Case Report. Iran J Parasitol. 2022;17(1):111-117.