Corvid birds (Corvidae) act as definitive hosts for Sarcocystis ovalis in moose (Alces alces)

  title={Corvid birds (Corvidae) act as definitive hosts for Sarcocystis ovalis in moose (Alces alces)},
  author={B. Gjerde and S. Dahlgren},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
  • B. Gjerde, S. Dahlgren
  • Published 2010
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Parasitology Research
  • Epidemiological data and a unique phylogenetic position had suggested that Sarcocystis ovalis in moose and red deer might use a definitive host other than canids, felids, or humans. Corvid birds and rats were therefore evaluated as potential definitive hosts for this species in a small pilot study. Four laboratory rats were each inoculated with 10 or 25 sarcocysts of S. ovalis isolated from moose, but no Sarcocystis oocysts were detected in their intestinal mucosa upon euthanasia 2 to 3 weeks… CONTINUE READING
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