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Protracted shedding of oocysts of Neospora caninum by a naturally infected foxhound

McGarry, J.W., Stockton, C. M., Williams, Diana J.L. and Trees, Alexander J. (2003) 'Protracted shedding of oocysts of Neospora caninum by a naturally infected foxhound'. Journal of Parasitology, Vol 89, Issue 3, pp. 628-630.

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Feces from 15 dogs at 2 different foxhound kennels in the U.K. were examined microscopically for the presence of oocysts of Neospora caninum. One sample containing approximately 400 candidate oocysts per gram was positive in a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using N. caninum-specific primers. In a sample taken 4 mo later from the same hound, N. caninum oocysts were again detected visually and by PCR. This is the third reported case of a dog naturally excreting oocysts of N. caninum and suggests that oocyst excretion can occur over a relatively long period of time in some circumstances or that reshedding may occur.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QW Microbiology and Immunology > Environmental Microbiology > QW 70 Veterinary microbiology
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 725 Toxoplasmosis (General)
Faculty: Department: Groups (2002 - 2012) > Veterinary Parasitology Group (2002-2008)
Digital Object Identifer (DOI):[0628:psooon];2
Depositing User: Users 494 not found.
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2013 10:23
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:04


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