This report describes a case of cutaneous leishmaniosis in a horse in southern Germany. Diagnosis is based on histopathology, immunohistochemistry and electron microscopy. The protozoan was identified as Leishmania infantum via PCR and restriction fragment length polymorphism. The horse did not show specific Leishmania antibodies. The lesions healed completely within 6 months without any specific treatment. Since neither the infected horse nor its dam had ever left their rural area, autochthonous infection in Germany cannot be excluded. Factors possibly influencing the epidemiological situation are discussed. © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
|Journal||Veterinary Parasitology: Regional Studies and Reports|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Oct 2002|
- Cutaneous leishmaniosis
- Leishmania infantum