Encephalitozoon cuniculi (E. cuniculi) may be referred to as a protozoan parasite or a fungi – either term is accepted.
It generally affects rabbits, but cases have been reported in sheep, goats, dogs, cats, monkeys, guinea pigs, foxes, pigs and humans and can cause a host of clinical signs or varying severity. It is also recognised as a zoonotic disease and transmission routes are important to be aware of.
During the short lecture, you will learn what signs EC may show, transmission, diagnosis and the possible problems with diagnosis, and treatment, followed by a quiz, based on a case study to test your knowledge.
The case study involves a short recorded tutorial, a quiz and further reading suggestions.
Claire Speight A1 Clinical Coach, C&G Cert Nursing Exotic Species, RVN
This case study is worth 1 hour CPD (UK) or 1 AVNAT CPD point (Australia and New Zealand).
Further reading material is supplied for this case study.