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Sarcocystosis of Animals and Humans, 2nd edn
  1. John E. Cooper

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J. P. Dubey, R. Calero-Bernal, B. M. Rosenthal, C. A. Speer and R. Fayer
481 pages, hardback, £89.
CRC Press. 2015.
ISBN 978 1 49871 012 1

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MOST veterinary surgeons will have had few, if any, encounters with sarcocystosis and yet it is one of the most prevalent infections of endothermic and ectothermic animals throughout the world. The causal organism is a protozoon that was first described in a deer mouse in Switzerland in 1843, but its life cycle was not determined until 1972. Over the succeeding four decades there has been growing interest in the parasite; many species are now recognised and in …

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