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histopathologic and molecular characterization of sarcocystis calchasi encephalitis in white-winged doves ( zenaida asiatica ) and eurasian collared doves ( streptopelia decaocto ), east-central texas, usa, 2010-13.sarcocystis calchasi is a recently described apicomplexan parasite that causes encephalitis in avian hosts. we diagnosed one white-winged dove ( zenaida asiatica ) and two eurasian collared doves ( streptopelia decaocto ) in texas, us, with a history of neurologic signs with protozoal encephalitis. on histologic examination, all three doves had moderate to severe meningoencephalitis characterized by large numbers of plasma cells, lymphocytes, and macrophages with gliosis and astrocytosis. brain ...027124332
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