Associazione Italiana Veterinari Piccoli Animali
Affiliata WSAVA


Encefalitozoonosi nel coniglio
Cosa è cambiato negli anni nel difficile processo di diagnosi

Encephalitozoon in rabbits: what’s new in diagnoisis process


Di Giuseppe M.
DVM, PhD, GPCert (ExAP), Centro Veterinario per Animali Esotici, Palermo


Encephalitozoon cuniculi (E. cuniculi) is a parasite that can infect a variety of animals, including immune-compromised humans. Rabbits are prone to encephalitozoonosis but the subclinical course and high serum prevalence make it difficult to diagnose with certainty in live animals. Different approaches have been used to detect the presence of an active infection in symptomatic rabbits: antibody titers, positive immunoglobulin M (IgM) and immunoglobulin G (IgG) serum for E. cuniculi, electrophoresis and C-reactive protein, isolation of the parasite by PCR in urine, cerebrospinal fluid analysis.


encephalitozoon cuniculi, rabbit, electrophoresis, IgM, IgG


Animali esotici