Submitted to: Infectious Diseases of Dogs and Cats
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: June 1, 2011
Publication Date: January 5, 2012
Citation: Dubey, J.P., Greene, C. 2012. Enteric coccidiosis. In: Infectious Diseases of Dogs and Cats. Philadelphia: Elsevier. p. 828-839.
This is a review of intestinal coccidiosis in cats and dogs. Coccidia are single celled parasites of mammals and birds.There are many species of coccidian that parasitize dogs and cats, and some of these are zoonotic. These parasites are normally found in intestines and are passed in a resistant stage in feces called oocyst. In the present paper Dubey and Greene review present knowledge about Isospora, Besnoitia, and Sarcocystis infections in dogs and cats.. This review will be of interest to biologists, parasitologists, and veterinarians.