Natural Sarcocystis gigantea infection in sheep from Southern Brazil

@inproceedings{Damboriarena2016NaturalSG,
  title={Natural Sarcocystis gigantea infection in sheep from Southern Brazil},
  author={Pedro Ara{\'u}jo Damboriarena and Caroline da Silva Silveira and Raissa Moreira de Morais and Bruno Leite Anjos},
  year={2016}
}
Protozoal diseases caused by species of Sarcocystis can cause serious damage in sheep flocks, inducing decreased growth conversion rates and partial or complete loss of carcasses at the slaughterhouse. This article describes an outbreak of Sarcocystis gigantea infection in sheep slaughtered in a farm in Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil. Between July and September 2013, three sheep showed multiple nodules in the esophagus that were microscopically characterized as encapsulated cysts filled with… CONTINUE READING

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