Babesia shortti infection in a common kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) in Catalonia (northeastern Spain)

E. Muñoz, R. Molina, D. Ferrer

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    Abstract

    We report the presence of the avian piroplasm Babesia shortti in a common kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) admitted in a wildlife recovery centre in Catalonia, Spain. The bird, which was in a very poor condition and had respiratory distress, was anaemic (packed cell volume of 22%). The animal died within days. No postmortem examination was performed, but the extremely high parasitaemia of almost 45% and the anaemia might have caused death.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)207-209
    JournalAvian Pathology
    Volume28
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999

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