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1 April 1991 Iatrogenic Transmission of Cytauxzoon felis from a Florida Panther (Felix concolor coryi) to a Domestic Cat
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A laboratory cat died 12 days after intraperitoneal inoculation of a 1 ml suspension containing 1.5 × 106 blood mononuclear cells from a Florida panther (Felis concolor coryi). Gross, histologic and ultrastructural investigations revealed the cause of death to be infection by Cytauxzoon felis, a protozoal parasite known to cause a rapidly fatal disease (cytauxzoonosis) in domestic cats. The bobcat (Felis rufus) has been identified as a natural host for C. felis. This report implicates the Florida panther as another possible host for C. felis.

Butt, Bowman, Barr, and Roelke: Iatrogenic Transmission of Cytauxzoon felis from a Florida Panther (Felix concolor coryi) to a Domestic Cat
Mark T. Butt, Dwight Bowman, Margaret C. Barr, and Melody E. Roelke "Iatrogenic Transmission of Cytauxzoon felis from a Florida Panther (Felix concolor coryi) to a Domestic Cat," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 27(2), 342-347, (1 April 1991). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-27.2.342
Received: 22 May 1990; Published: 1 April 1991
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