logging in or signing up Pentastomids in Geckos druryreavill Download Post to : URL : Related Presentations : Let's Connect Share Add to Flag Embed Email Send to Blogs and Networks Add to Channel Copy embed code: Embed: Flash iPad Dynamic Copy Does not support media & animations Automatically changes to Flash or non-Flash embed WordPress Embed Customize Embed URL: Copy Thumbnail: Copy The presentation is successfully added In Your Favorites. Views: 51 Category: Science & Tech.. License: All Rights Reserved Like it (0) Dislike it (0) Added: June 03, 2013 This Presentation is Public Favorites: 0 Presentation Description An infection of pentastomids in captive geckos. Dr. Reavill must have done this when she still had a sense of humor. Comments Posting comment... Premium member Presentation Transcript Zoo/Exotic Pathology Service : Zoo/Exotic Pathology Service Robert E. Schmidt, DVM, PhD Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists Drury R. Reavill, DVM ABVP, Certified in Avian Practice, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists 1-800-457-7981 Pentastomiasis in tokay geckos (Gekko gecko) : Pentastomiasis in tokay geckos (Gekko gecko) Drury Reavill, DVM, ABVP, ACVP Linda Davidson, RVT David Reese, BS Pentastomida : Pentastomida Life cycle 1. Adults in lungs of reptiles 2. Eggs passed out of host 5. Invertebrate or vertebrate intermediate host 6. Eaten by definitive reptile host Pentastomida : Pentastomida Three genera in lizards Monitors: Elenia and Sambonia Raillietiella: in many small lizards, snakes, and amphibians Pentastomida : Pentastomida Gecko Raillietiellagehyrae Bovien, 1927, and Raillietiella frenatus American cockroach (Periplaneta americana) as the intermediate host Pentastomida : Pentastomida Little to no tissue reaction Evade the immune system and reduce tissue inflammation by coating the chitinous cuticle with their own stage-specific surfactant Pentastomida : Pentastomida Aberrant hosts Potential zoonotic disease Case Report : Case Report Breeding pair of wild caught tokay geckos No clinical signs Fecal examination Case Report : Case Report Large eggs, ~100µm, thin shelled, embyronated Case Report : Case Report Gross and histologic examination Identification Raillietiella frenatus Case Report : Case Report Gross examination Case Report : Case Report Histologic examination Case Report : Case Report Identification Raillietiella frenatus Case Report : Case Report To treat or not? Pentastomida : Pentastomida Therapy Levamisole Thiabendazole Fenbendazole Praziquantal Ivermectin Surgical removal Thank you : Thank you Dr. Robert Schmidt and Dr. Ellis Greiner You do not have the permission to view this presentation. In order to view it, please contact the author of the presentation.