Sarcocystis neurona-like encephalitis in a Canada lynx (Felis lynx canadensis).

Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853-6401, USA.
Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine (Impact Factor: 0.32). 10/2000; 31(3):383-7.
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ABSTRACT A 13-yr-old female Canada lynx (Felis lynx canadensis) died after a short clinical illness, and necropsy revealed multifocal, nonsuppurative encephalitis with protozoal schizonts present in cerebral vascular endothelial cells. The schizonts stained immunohistochemically with antiserum to Sarcocystis neurona. This is the first report of Sarcocystis encephalitis in the Canada lynx.

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