accipiter hawks (accipitridae) confirmed as definitive hosts of sarcocystis turdusi, sarcocystis cornixi and sarcocystis sp. ex phalacrocorax carbo.sarcocystis is a large genus of protozoan parasites with complex heteroxenous life cycles. for many species, either the intermediate or the definitive host is still unknown. in this study, 116 accipiter hawks (eurasian sparrowhawks and northern goshawks) were investigated for the presence of sarcocystis spp. in their intestinal tract or their faeces. to gain a wide distribution, samples were collected throughout germany within 2 years. it was possible to detect sarcocystis-like oocysts in 65 sam ...201627083188
sarcocystis calchasi is distinct to sarcocystis columbae sp. nov. from the wood pigeon (columba palumbus) and sarcocystis sp. from the sparrowhawk (accipiter nisus).sarcocystis calchasi has been identified as causative agent of a newly discovered central nervous disease in domestic pigeons (columba livia f. domestica) observed for the first time in germany in 2006. initial studies have indicated that this parasite is highly pathogenic for domestic pigeons after ingestion of low doses of sporocysts shed by the northern goshawk (accipiter gentilis). here we tested whether phylogenetically related birds might regularly harbor sarcocystis species. five wood pig ...201020381254
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