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Table 3 Clinical and necroscopic findings of five jaguarundis (Puma yagouaroundi) that died between 2005 and 2008

From: Putative progressive and abortive feline leukemia virus infection outcomes in captive jaguarundis (Puma yagouaroundi)

Animal identification Origin Sex Age category at death Clinical condition before death Main post-mortem findings
#1 Captive born Male Geriatric Clinically healthya Hepatitis, pulmonary edema and emphysema, splenic lymphoid depletion, renal tubular degeneration, renal medullary fibrosis, glomerulonephritis, obesity, muscular atrophy of hind limbs
#2 Captive born Female Geriatric Weight loss Severe membranous proliferative glomerulonephritis, parasitic hemorrhagic enteritis, hepatic steatosis, cardiomyopathy
#4 Captive born Male Mature Weight loss, vomiting, anorexia, diarrhea Hepatitis, pulmonary infarction, splenic hypoplasia, decreased number and size of spleen germinal centers, membranous proliferative glomerulonephritis, enteritis, adrenal necrosis
#5 Captive born Male Mature Malignant lymphoma, weight loss and clinical deterioration Hepatitis, pulmonary emphysema, splenic lymphoid depletion and follicular hypoplasia, membranous proliferative glomerulonephritis, renal tubular degeneration, severe enteritis, malignant neoplasia of round cells (intestinal B-cell lymphoma)
#10 Wild Female Mature Weight loss, circulatory shock, convulsion Severe interstitial histiocytic bronchopneumonia associated with the presence of intralesional protozoa; intense multifocal and coalescent pancreatic fibrosis
#14 Captive born Male Mature Weight loss, diarrhea Colitis, enteritis, gastritis, lymphopathy, inguinal herniation, ulcers on the tongue
  1. aJaguarundi #1 was recognized to be FeLV positive and shedding FeLV in its saliva; thus, the animal was euthanized while clinically healthy to prevent further spreading of FeLV infection