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1 January 1976 POSSIBLE SPECIES DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SARCOCYSTIS FROM MULE DEER AND CATTLE
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In preliminary studies with Sarcocystis from bovine (Bos taurus) and mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus hemionus), a coccidia-free laboratory dog (Canis familiaris) and captive coyote (Canis latrans) were fed flesh from a local Sarcocystis-infected bovine and later fed flesh from an infected mule deer from Eastern Oregon. Sporocysts were passed in the feces of both canine hosts 10-15 days after ingestion of infected meat. There was a statistical difference in the size of sporocysts derived from bovine and deer. It was concluded that the Sarcocystis from bovine and mule deer probably constitute distinct species with a life cycle dependent on the respective ruminant host and a canine host.

HUDKINS-VIVION, KISTNER, and FAYER: POSSIBLE SPECIES DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SARCOCYSTIS FROM MULE DEER AND CATTLE 1
G. HUDKINS-VIVION, T. P. KISTNER, and R. FAYER "POSSIBLE SPECIES DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SARCOCYSTIS FROM MULE DEER AND CATTLE 1," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 12(1), (1 January 1976). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-12.1.86
Received: 23 May 1975; Published: 1 January 1976
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