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1 January 1993 Asexually Proliferous Tetrathyridia of Mesocestoides sp. in the Hepatic Portal System of the Prairie Rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis viridis)
Paul C. Engen, Elmer A. Widmer
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Abstract

A female prairie rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis viridis) was gastric intubated with 250 tetrathyridia of Mesocestoides sp. The snake was killed 12 wk postinfection; a portion of the liver was examined histologically for evidence of tetrathyridia. Five tetrathyridia were seen in two hepatic portal triad vessels. We propose that a blood-borne metastasis of tetrathyridia in reptiles and rodents may occur.

Engen and Widmer: Asexually Proliferous Tetrathyridia of Mesocestoides sp. in the Hepatic Portal System of the Prairie Rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis viridis)
Paul C. Engen and Elmer A. Widmer "Asexually Proliferous Tetrathyridia of Mesocestoides sp. in the Hepatic Portal System of the Prairie Rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis viridis)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 29(1), 150-152, (1 January 1993). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-29.1.150
Received: 5 May 1992; Published: 1 January 1993
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