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

TitleSarcocystis neurona-like encephalitis in a Canada lynx (Felis lynx canadensis).
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsForest TW, Abou-Madi N, Summers BA, Tornquist SJ, Cooper BJ
JournalJournal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Date Published2000 Sep
KeywordsAnimal Diseases, Animals, Animals, Zoo, Anorexia, Carnivora, Encephalitis, Fatal Outcome, Female, Sarcocystis, Sarcocystosis

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.

Alternate JournalJ. Zoo Wildl. Med.