Oocysts of Hepatozoon canis in Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus collected from a naturally infected dog

Renata Lima de Miranda, Jacqueline Ribeiro de Castro, Maria Marlene Martins Olegário, Marcelo Emílio Beletti, Antonio Vicente Mundim, Lucia Helena O'Dwyer, Osnat Eyal, Dalit Talmi-Frank, Márcia Cristina Cury*, Gad Baneth

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Abstract

Canine hepatozoonosis is a tick-borne disease caused by protozoans of the genus Hepatozoon. Several tick species have been implicated as potential vectors. Therefore, extensive studies are needed to determine the 'natural' endemic cycle of this parasite. This paper presents the first report of the presence of Hepatozoon canis oocysts in Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus collected from an infected dog.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)392-396
Number of pages5
JournalVeterinary Parasitology
Volume177
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - 11 May 2011

Keywords

  • Hepatozoonosis
  • Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus
  • Vector

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