Contaminants Organochlorines Lead Mercury Disease testing Hematology Serum biochemistry Fecal and tracheal cultures General bacterial screen Coxiella burnetti Paramyxovirus-1 Avian influenza-A Sarcocystis
Mycobacterium Chlamydophila psittaci Salmonella Brachyspira Mycoplasma Adenovirus
Opossums are the hosts for Sarcocystis
neurona, the cause of a fatal neurologic disease in horses (EPM or equine protozoal myeloencephalitis).
Sheep, who, in four species of Sarcocystis
, two pathogenic species, which are transmitted by dogs as final hosts, and it is, contains microscopic cysts, and include:
Abundant protozoa were seen in lungs and heart; intense immunoreactivity to Sarcocystis
falcatula protozoa was found in vessels, lungs, heart, and perineural tissues; occasional immunoreactivity was found in dermis and brain endothelium.
For each sample, we will run toxicology tests to determine heavy metal accumulation, a PCR test to assess the presence of Trypansoma cruzi, and fluorescent antibody tests to determine whether any of the following are present: Toxoplasma gondii, Sarcocystis
falcatula, Besnoitia darlingli Neospora caninurn, Leptospira, and Encephalitozoon cuniculi.
The parasite, which Grigg and his colleagues dubbed Sarcocystis
pinnipedi, invades cells and can cause inflammation that damages tissues.
Earlier, in 2012, Dr Grigg and his team indentified a new strain of a parasite, Sarcocystis
, which killed over 400 grey seals inhabitant in North Atlantic.
Mapping of quantitative trait loci affecting resistance/susceptibility to Sarcocystis
miescheriana in swine.
Frequency of horizontal and vertical transmission for Sarcocystis
cruzi and Neospora caninum in dairy cattle.
neurona, is a newcomer to the northwest coastal region of North America and is not known to infect people, while the other, Toxoplasma gondii, has been established there for some time and caused a large outbreak of disease in people in 1995.
Now the otter is in trouble again, at the mercy of a protozoan infection called Sarcocystis
neurona, a parasite he most likely ingested while grooming himself.
Flies as natural transport hosts of Sarcocystis
and other coccidia.