Syngamus asphyxiation in a captive ring-necked pheasant
Jesudoss Chelladurai, Jeba
A deceased ring-necked pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) presented for necropsy following a history of chronic wasting. Necropsy revealed nematodes consistent with the genus Syngamus partially obstructing the trachea. Phylogentic analysis failed to reveal conclusive results regarding the species. Syngamus spp. can cause obstruction of the trachea in several different hosts. Additional genetic data from this taxon would aid in the more precise identification of diagnostic specimens.
This is a manuscript of an article published as Martin, Katy A., Jeba RJ Jesudoss Chelladurai, Yuko Sato, and Matthew T. Brewer. "Syngamus asphyxiation in a captive ring-necked pheasant." Veterinary Parasitology: Regional Studies and Reports (2020): 100493. DOI: 10.1016/j.vprsr.2020.100493. Posted with permission.