Diagnosis of induced toxoplasmosis in neonatal cats.

  title={Diagnosis of induced toxoplasmosis in neonatal cats.},
  author={Jitender Prakash Dubey and Michael Lappin and Philippe Thulliez},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  volume={207 2},
Sixteen pregnant queens were inoculated orally with tissue cysts of Toxoplasma gondii, and fetal membranes and offspring were examined for T gondii infection by bioassay in mice. Queens appeared clinically normal, although all shed T gondii oocysts. Toxoplasma gondii was isolated from tissues of 7 of 33 fetuses or kittens from 5 litters (at 13, 23, 26, 27, and 29 postinoculation days) from 8 queens euthanatized between 10 and 31 postinoculation days. Infection with T gondii was found in kittens… CONTINUE READING
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