Cytauxzoon

Cytauxzoon

a genus of protozoan parasites of the family Theileriidae.

Cytauxzoon felis
causes a fatal disease of cats.
Cytauxzoon sylvicaprae, Cytauxzoon strepsicerosi, Cytauxzoon taurotragi
these protozoa multiply by fission in erythrocytes. They have been observed in wild animals and in cats.
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Cytauxzoonosis--often a fatal infection in domestic cats--is a disease caused by the parasite Cytauxzoon fells, which is transmitted by the bite of a tick.
Eighty acutely ill cats with Cytauxzoon fells infection were treated at various veterinary clinics.