Tissue cyst forming coccidia; Toxoplasma gondii and Neospora caninum as a cause of disease in farm animals

@inproceedings{Klevar2007TissueCF,
  title={Tissue cyst forming coccidia; Toxoplasma gondii and Neospora caninum as a cause of disease in farm animals},
  author={Siv Klevar},
  booktitle={Acta veterinaria Scandinavica},
  year={2007}
}
Introduction Toxoplasma gondii and the closely related Neospora caninum are important obligate intracellular apicomplexan parasites causing a wide range of diseases in different host species. Their life cycles are similar, consisting of a) asexual stage where multiplying tachyzoites trigger lesion development in different tissues and eventually develops to persistent tissue cysts in intermediate hosts (mainly CNS and muscular tissue) and b) sexual stages where oocysts are produced in intestinal… CONTINUE READING