First isolation of Neospora caninum from the feces of a naturally infected dog.

@article{Basso2001FirstIO,
  title={First isolation of Neospora caninum from the feces of a naturally infected dog.},
  author={Walter U Basso and Lucila Venturini and Mar{\'i}a Cecilia Venturini and Dolores E. Hill and Oliver Chun Hung Kwok and Shi Kang Shen and Jitender Prakash Dubey},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  year={2001},
  volume={87 3},
  pages={612-8}
}
Neospora caninum is a major cause of abortion in cattle worldwide. Cattle become infected with N. caninum by ingesting oocysts from the environment or transplacentally from dam to fetus. Experimentally, dogs can act as definitive hosts, but dogs excrete few oocysts after ingesting tissue cysts. A natural definitive host was unknown until now. In the present… CONTINUE READING