Isolation of viable Neospora caninum from brains of wild gray wolves (Canis lupus).

@article{Dubey2014IsolationOV,
  title={Isolation of viable Neospora caninum from brains of wild gray wolves (Canis lupus).},
  author={Jitender Prakash Dubey and Mark Christopher Jenkins and Leandra Ribeiro Ferreira and Shanti Choudhary and Shiv Kumar Verma and Oliver Chun Hung Kwok and Raymond Hugh Fetterer and Erika Butler and Michelle Carstensen},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={2014},
  volume={201 1-2},
  pages={150-3}
}
Neospora caninum is a common cause of abortion in cattle worldwide. Canids, including the dog and the dingo (Canis familiaris), the coyote (Canis latrans), and the gray wolf (Canis lupus) are its definitive hosts that can excrete environmentally resistant oocysts in the environment, but also can act as intermediate hosts, harboring tissue stages of the parasite. In an attempt to isolate viable N. caninum from tissues of naturally infected wolves, brain and heart tissue from 109 wolves from… CONTINUE READING