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Mammals (other)
Angiostrongylus-associated pneumonia in a red panda (Ailurus fulgens)
  1. Marie Kubiak1,
  2. Mark Frederick Stidworthy2,3 and
  3. Sam Sharpe4
  1. 1Zoo and Exotic Animal Department, Manor Vets, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK
  2. 2Department of Pathology, International Zoo Veterinary Group, Keighley, West Yorkshire, UK
  3. 3IZVG Pathology, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK
  4. 4Department of Veterinary Diagnostic Services, College of Medicine, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
  1. Correspondence to Marie Kubiak, mariek{at}


A red panda (Ailurus fulgens) within a zoological collection was noted by keepers to be acutely dyspnoeic with no apparent premonitory signs and died before intervention. Postmortem examination demonstrated severe verminous pneumonia with concurrent pulmonary thromboarteritis and splenic infarction, attributed to Angiostrongylus vasorum infection.

  • Zoo animals
  • Parasitology
  • Angiostrongylus
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