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1 October 1987 Failure to Detect Infection in Fallow Deer (Cervus dama) Exposed to Theileria cervi from White-tailed Deer
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A frozen stabilate was produced from Theileria cervi sporozoites in salivary glands of adult Amblyomma americanum. The stabilate was inoculated into three fallow deer (Cervus dama) and two white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). Following inoculation, the white-tailed deer developed parasitemias as determined by blood smear examination at 11 and 13 days postexposure. Repeat examination of blood from the three fallow deer for 30 days postexposure failed to reveal observable piroplasms. These findings indicate that fallow deer are not as susceptible to the Theileria cervi found in white-tailed deer from North America. Thus, there are some questions regarding the taxonomic position of this organism.

Kocan, Mukolwe, and Laird: Failure to Detect Infection in Fallow Deer (Cervus dama) Exposed to Theileria cervi from White-tailed Deer
A. Alan Kocan, S. W. Mukolwe, and J. S. Laird "Failure to Detect Infection in Fallow Deer (Cervus dama) Exposed to Theileria cervi from White-tailed Deer," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 23(4), 674-676, (1 October 1987). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-23.4.674
Received: 6 January 1987; Published: 1 October 1987
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