Hayley August Volk(1,*), Anu O’Reilly(1), Kate Bodley(2) and Helen McCracken(2)
1 Melbourne EyeVet, 9-11 Miles Street, Mulgrave, VIC 3170, Australia
2 The Royal Melbourne Zoo, Elliot Ave, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia
Two cases of keratomycosis in captive red pandas (Ailurus fulgens) were diagnosed and treated at a zoo in Melbourne, Australia across a 9-year period. Both cases presented with severe unilateral ocular pain and stromal abscessation of the cornea. A superficial keratectomy was performed in both cases and the diagnosis was confirmed with either cytology or histopathology. Following surgery, a combination of oral, topical and subconjunctival medical therapy contributed to a successful outcome.
Keywords: Captivity, Fluconazole, Fungal keratitis, Melbourne, Red panda.
Cite this paper:
Volk, H.A., O’Reilly, A., Bodley, K. and McCracken, H. 2018. Keratomycosis in captive red pandas (Ailurus fulgens): 2 cases. Open Vet. J. 8(2), 200-203.