myopathy associated with megaloschizonts of haemoproteus meleagridis in a wild turkey from florida.necropsy of an emaciated adult wild turkey (meleagris gallopavo osceola) that died in captivity soon after capture revealed numerous macroscopic 1-2 mm white cysts in the pectoral muscles. microscopic, aseptate protozoan megaloschizonts, 50-150 microns in diameter, corresponded to the cysts in histological sections. the megaloschizonts were surrounded by a thick, hyaline wall and packed with spherical merozoites less than 1 micron in diameter. muscle fibers surrounding most of the megaloschizont ...19873114504
blood and gastrointestinal parasites of eastern wild turkeys from kentucky and tennessee.fifty-nine gastrointestinal tracts and 52 blood samples were collected from eastern wild turkeys (meleagris gallopavo silvestris vieillot) during the spring turkey hunts of 1979-1980 from two areas in western kentucky and tennessee. eight species of parasites were recovered, and included (combined prevalence): haemoproteus meleagridis levine, 1961 (25%), hymenolepis carioca (magalhaes, 1898) (44%), metroliasthes lucida ransom, 1900 (25%), raillietina georgiensis (reid and nugara, 1961) (15%), r. ...19846492320
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