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Detection of infectious agents in wild animals by morphological, histopathological and molecular techniques

Grant number: 15/22851-8
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: June 01, 2016 - May 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Veterinary Medicine - Animal Pathology
Principal Investigator:Karin Werther
Grantee:Karin Werther
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias (FCAV). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Jaboticabal. Jaboticabal , SP, Brazil
Assoc. researchers:Edviges Maristela Pituco ; Estevam Guilherme Lux Hoppe ; Marcos Rogério André ; Rosangela Zacarias Machado


The boundaries between the human population, domestic animals and wild ecosystem are narrowed and intertwined gradually as a result of human action. Within the concept of One Health increasingly research is conducted, in order to understand the epidemiological correlations of various diseases. The presence of etiologic agents in the environment represents a risk for the populations of susceptible hosts, been them, human or animal. Through the years, diagnoses made by the Serviço de Patologia de Animais Selvagens, from FCAV-Unesp, Jaboticabal-SP, assembled a collection of biological materials with scientific contribution potential, and that can produce publications with greater impact if subjected to molecular biology methodologies. Thus, this project composed of three sub-projects, which includes infectious agents into three big taxonomic classes, avian, reptiles and mammals, objective: to perform morphological and molecular detection of kidney flukes in wild birds and describe the macroscopic and microscopic findings; investigate the presence of hemosporidia and hemogregarines in wildlife terrapins in the anthropic environment, using morphological and molecular methods; verify the presence of blue tongue-causing reovirus, as well as antibodies against this agent in Brazilian deers and domestic ruminants in the adjacent region, as well as carry out entomological survey in the places mentioned to obtain data on the vector population and its distribution. The results of this study will be submitted for publication in international journals and presented at national and international conferences. (AU)

Scientific publications (5)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
DE SANTI, MARIELE; DO COUTO, CAROLINE; WERTHER, KARIN. Occurrence of Paratanaisia spp. Freitas, 1951 in a domiciled cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus, Psittaciformes: Cacatuidae). Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária, v. 27, n. 4, p. 575-578, OCT-DEC 2018. Web of Science Citations: 0.
DE OLIVEIRA, JULIANA PAULA; ANDRE, MARCOS ROGERIO; FERREIRA ALVES JUNIOR, JOSE ROBERTO; GOMES LUSTOSA, ANA PAULA; WERTHER, KARIN. Molecular detection of hemogregarines and haemosporidians in Brazilian free-living testudines. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR PARASITOLOGY-PARASITES AND WILDLIFE, v. 7, n. 1, p. 75-84, APR 2018. Web of Science Citations: 1.
DE SANTI, MARIELE; ANDRE, MARCOS ROGERIO; LUX HOPPE, ESTEVAM G.; WERTHER, KARIN. Renal trematode infection in wild birds: histopathological, morphological, and molecular aspects. Parasitology Research, v. 117, n. 3, p. 883-891, MAR 2018. Web of Science Citations: 1.
MARIELE DE SANTI; MARCOS ROGÉRIO ANDRÉ; ESTEVAM GUILHERME LUX HOPPE; KARIN WERTHER. Occurrence of Paratanaisia confusa Freitas, 1951 in free-living guira cuckoo (Guira guira, Cuculiformes: Crotophagidae). Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária, v. 26, n. 2, p. 248-251, Jun. 2017. Web of Science Citations: 2.

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