Abstract

Isospora canis (Protozoa:Nemeseri, 1959) is an important coccidian parasite of domestic dogs. Ingestion of the sporulated oocysts causes the release of sporozoites which invade the epithe-lial lining of the intestine. Schizogony and gametogony take place in the epithelial tissue resulting in a massive proliferation of the parasite and extensive destruction of the intestinal cells (Lepp and Todd, 1974). Severe infections cause loss of appetite, diarrhea and dysentery (Levine, 1973).

Degree

MS

College and Department

Plant and Wildlife Sciences

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Date Submitted

1976-08-01

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/Letd126

Keywords

Coccidia; Dogs, Parasites; Dogs

Language

English

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Life Sciences Commons

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