The red fox (Vulpes vulpes) and the arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus) are definitive hosts of Sarcocystis alces and Sarcocystis hjorti from moose (Alces alces).

@article{Dahlgren2010TheRF,
  title={The red fox (Vulpes vulpes) and the arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus) are definitive hosts of Sarcocystis alces and Sarcocystis hjorti from moose (Alces alces).},
  author={S. Dahlgren and B. Gjerde},
  journal={Parasitology},
  year={2010},
  volume={137 10},
  pages={
          1547-57
        }
}
  • S. Dahlgren, B. Gjerde
  • Published 2010
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Parasitology
  • The aim of this study was to determine whether foxes might act as definitive hosts of Sarcocystis alces in moose. In 2 experiments, 6 silver foxes (Vulpes vulpes) and 6 blue foxes (Vulpes lagopus) were fed muscle tissue from moose containing numerous sarcocysts of S. alces, and euthanazed 7-28 days post-infection (p.i.). Intestinal mucosal scrapings and faecal samples were screened microscopically for Sarcocystis oocysts/sporocysts, which were identified to species by means of species-specific… CONTINUE READING
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