n Journal of the South African Veterinary Association - Recovery of oocysts from a free-ranging wild dog () : to the editor

Volume 69, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1019-9128
  • E-ISSN: 2224-9435


Extracted from text ... To the Editor - Aan die redakteur Recovery of Sarcocystis oocysts from a free-ranging wild dog (Lycaon pictus) A terminally-ill subadult female wild dog (Lycaon pictus) from Madikwe Game Reserve, Northwest Province, was eutha-nased for necropsy. A section of small intestine was submitted for parasite recovery to the Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria. Scrapings of the intestinal mucosa revealed a few thin-walled, sporulated oocysts and many free sporocysts, consistent with a Sarcocystis species. Shortly after these had been found, a positive diagnosis of rabies was made and all specimens were destroyed, precluding ..

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