Balantidium coli-infection in a Finnish horse.

  title={Balantidium coli-infection in a Finnish horse.},
  author={Selwyn Arlington Headley and Elina Kummala and Antti Sukura},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  volume={158 1-2},
Balantidium coli is a ciliated protozoan that inhabits the large intestine of swine, man, rodents, and nonhuman primates. Frequently this organism is associated with enteric diseases in man and nonhuman primates, with rare manifestations of disease in swine and other mammalian species. This report describes a case of B. coli-induced enteric disease in a 15-yr-old, mare, Finnish Horse after an acute onset of colic. Severe hemorrhagic and eosinophilic colitis with intense infiltration of… CONTINUE READING

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