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- Wünschmann, A., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Transboundary and emerging diseases 2011 v.58 no.6 pp. 526-530
- Columba livia; Sarcocystis; brain; emerging diseases; meningoencephalitis; nucleic acids; parasites; pigeons; polymerase chain reaction; skeletal muscle; Germany; Minnesota
- ... Tissue cysts of a protozoan parasite were present in the skeletal muscle of a domestic pigeon (Columba livia f. domestica) with neurologic disease in Minnesota, USA. The animal had a severe granulomatous meningoencephalitis. The cysts were slender, up to 1 mm long and up to 0.03 mm in diameter. The cysts had a smooth wall without projections. Size and wall morphology were compatible with Sarcocyst ...