Pathology of experimentally-induced, acute toxoplasmosis in macropods.

  title={Pathology of experimentally-induced, acute toxoplasmosis in macropods.},
  author={G L Reddacliff and Winfield Hartley and Jitender Prakash Dubey and Desmond W. Cooper},
  journal={Australian veterinary journal},
  volume={70 1},
Thirteen Tammar wallabies (Macropus eugenii) were dosed orally with 500, 1000 or 10,000 oocysts of Toxoplasma gondii, as part of a vaccination trial. Eleven animals died of acute toxoplasmosis 9 to 15 days after challenge. The lesions were similar in all animals, consisting of foci of necrosis and inflammation in the intestines, lymphoid tissue, adrenal cortex, heart, skeletal muscle and brain, and severe generalised pulmonary congestion and oedema. Free and intracellular tachyzoites of… CONTINUE READING

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