Skeletal lesions of canine hepatozoonosis caused by Hepatozoon americanum.

  title={Skeletal lesions of canine hepatozoonosis caused by Hepatozoon americanum.},
  author={Roger J. Panciera and Judy S. Mathew and Sidney A Ewing and Connie A Cummings and Wm Tod Drost and A. Alan Kocan},
  journal={Veterinary pathology},
  volume={37 3},
Canine hepatozoonosis, caused by Hepatozoon americanum, is an emerging tick-borne disease of dogs in North America. In addition to the skeletal and cardiac myositis that are prominent features of the disease, there is disseminated periosteal bone proliferation in most dogs that manifest clinical disease. Each of six experimentally infected animals (four dogs and two coyotes) and seven of eight naturally infected dogs had gross or histopathologic osteoproliferative lesions. Experimental animals… CONTINUE READING