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1 July 1987 Evidence of a Limited Schizogonous Cycle for Cytauxzoon felis in Bobcats Following Exposure to Infected Ticks
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Schizogonous tissue stages of Cytauxzoon felis (Apicomplexa: Theileridae) were not observed by microscopic evaluation of impression smears of liver, spleen, lung and lymph nodes in 10 bobcats (Lynx rufus) from Oklahoma with naturally occurring piroplasm infections. Schizogonous stages were observed in similar tissues from experimentally-infected bobcats at 11 days postexposure to infected Dermacentor variabilis, but not at 30 days following tick feeding. The schizogonous cycle of this parasite appears to be short, although the bobcat appears to be a long-term carrier.

Blouin, Kocan, Kocan, and Hair: Evidence of a Limited Schizogonous Cycle for Cytauxzoon felis in Bobcats Following Exposure to Infected Ticks
Edmour F. Blouin, A. Alan Kocan, and Katharine M. Kocan "Evidence of a Limited Schizogonous Cycle for Cytauxzoon felis in Bobcats Following Exposure to Infected Ticks," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 23(3), 499-501, (1 July 1987). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-23.3.499
Received: 10 September 1986; Published: 1 July 1987
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