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1

hosts

cats and bobcats

2

size

1-2 micrometers in red blood cells

3

what tick transmits the disease to the cat

amblyomma americanum- ticks are vectors

4

____ may be absent or present in circulating drugs

merozoites

5

____ are found in leukocytes, erythroblasts, macrophages

schizonts

6

_____ released from schizonts invade erythrocytes

merozoites

7

site of infection

blood

8

pathogenesis

rapid and fatal disease
occlusion of blood vessels

9

die within ___ days after infection

9-15

10

schizonte cause infective cells swell to ___ micrometers

75

11

clinical signs

pyrexia
anemia
icterus
dehydration
death in a few days

12

diagnosis

blood smears

13

treatment

no satisfactory treatment
tick control

14

another name for this parasite

cytauxzoon

15

is the life cycle known?

life cycle is not completely known yet