Cytauxzoon taurotragi Martin & Brocklesby, I960, a Piroplasm of the Eland (Taurotragus oryx pattersonianus Lydekker, I906)

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1960
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Brocklesby D. W.
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Cytauxzoon taurotragi Martin and Brocklesby, 1960 is described from a single fatal injection ill a yearling eland (Taurotragus oryx pattersonianus, Lydekker, 1906). Schizonts were discovered ill sections of liver, lung and lymph node but not in sections of spleen or kidney. Some of the smaller schizonts were seen to be within liver parenchyma cells. Parasites, similar to the analogous stage of Theileria parva, were found ill sections of Rhipicephalus appendiculatus and R. pulchellus removed from the dead eland. Attempts to transmit the parasite to cattle and to a captive eland calf are described and taxonomic questions are briefly discussed.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 3, p. 334-344