Sarcocystis-like organisms in musculature of a domestic dog (Canis familiaris) and wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) in Kenya
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Three of six wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) which died of rabies, and one Alsatian dog which died of adenocarcinoma, were found to harbour sarcocysts in their cardiac and/or skeletal muscles. The bradyzoites and metrocytes of the cysts were smaller than those seen in a lion infected with Microbesnoitia leoni and the common Sarcocystis spp. found in ruminants. It is proposed that Lycaon pictus is the natural intermediate host of the unidentified Sarcocystis-like species.
CitationVet Parasitol. 1993 Sep;49(2-4):201-5.
University of Nairobi.Department of Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Nairobi, Kenya