Translator Disclaimer
1 January 1992 THE RED-TAILED HAWK, BUTEO JAMAICENSIS, A NATIVE DEFINITIVE HOST OF FRENKELIA MICROTI (APICOMPLEXA) IN NORTH AMERICA
Author Affiliations +
Abstract

Oral inoculation of prairie voles, Microtus ochrogaster, with coccidian sporocysts isolated from the feces of a red-tailed hawk, Buteo jamaicensis, in Kansas, USA, resulted in formation of Frenkelia microti (Apicomplexa: Sarcocystidae) tissue cysts in the brains of the voles. Five additional isolates of morphologically similar sporocysts collected from red-tailed hawks or other Buteo spp. in Kansas failed to result in detectable infections in rodents. These results are the first to verify that red-tailed hawks are natural definitive hosts in North America for F. microti.

Upton and McKown: THE RED-TAILED HAWK, BUTEO JAMAICENSIS, A NATIVE DEFINITIVE HOST OF FRENKELIA MICROTI (APICOMPLEXA) IN NORTH AMERICA
Steve J. Upton and Richard D. McKown "THE RED-TAILED HAWK, BUTEO JAMAICENSIS, A NATIVE DEFINITIVE HOST OF FRENKELIA MICROTI (APICOMPLEXA) IN NORTH AMERICA," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 28(1), 85-90, (1 January 1992). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-28.1.85
Received: 24 June 1991; Published: 1 January 1992
JOURNAL ARTICLE
6 PAGES


SHARE
ARTICLE IMPACT
Back to Top