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).
College and Department
Plant and Wildlife Sciences
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Brown, James Carson, "Efficacy of zoalene and clopidol in dogs experimentally infected with Isospora canis" (1976). Theses and Dissertations. 7639.
Coccidia; Dogs, Parasites; Dogs