Poster presentation 12th International Mammalogical Congress

Infraction in kidney and proliferative cystitis in an Indian pangolin (#626)

Dr Susen Kumar Panda 1 , Dr Sarat Kumar Sahu 2 , Rajesh Kumar Mohapatra 2
  1. Department of Pathology, C.V.Sc. and A.H. , Orissa University of Agricultural Technology , Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
  2. Nandankanan Zoological Park, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

A female Indian pangolin (Manis crassicaudata) aged about 5 years of Nandankanan Zoological Park, Odisha, India found with clinical signs of lateral recumbency, anaemia and passing red colored urine (haematuria) from three days before death. Post mortem examination of the pangolin revealed white necrotic patches throughout the cortical surface of the kidney, extending deep into the medulla, taking the shape of a cone suggestive of infarction. Urinary bladder revealed proliferative thickening of the mucosa. There was a presence of petechialĀ  haemorrhage and diffuse congestion at the mucosa. Histopathological examination revealed coagulation necrosis of the tubular epithelium and emptying of glomeruli with interstitial congestion. Urinary bladder mucosa revealed infiltration of neutrophils, fibrous proliferation, edema, congestion and haemorrhage. Clinico-pathological findings of the present case will be useful in better disease management of urinary disorders in Indian pangolins.