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Coccidiosis in guinea-pigs
  1. P. A. Ellis,
  2. A. E. Wright
  1. Department of Pathology, the General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne
  2. Public Health Laboratory, the General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne


    The attention of laboratory workers is drawn to the possibility of coccidiosis as a cause of death in guinea-pigs. The purchase of a number of guinea-pigs infected with this protozoon was followed by 12 deaths when these animals were injected with material for diagnostic purposes. No deaths occurred in the laboratory stock herd, as these were kept separate from the newcomers and were not infected.

    The life history of the parasite is described, together with the post-mortem findings in our series of animals.

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