Verminous Pneumonia in a California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)

California Sea Lion(Zalophus californianus)의 기생충성폐염(寄生蟲性肺炎)

  • Oh, Chang Young (Zoological Garden, Chang Gyeong Won) ;
  • Lim, Chang Hyeong (Department of Veterinary Medicine, College of Agricultural, Seoul National University)
  • Published : 1972.10.15


Verminous pneumonia due to Parafilaraoides decorus infection is described in a California sea lion (Zaophus californianus). Multiple nodules measuring 1~7mm in diameter occurred throughout the lung. Histologically, lung worms were located in the bronchiolar lumens and alveolar spaces in which numerous inflammatory reactions were induced.