Fate of Toxoplasma in cats after oral administration
Hagiwara, T.; Katsube, Y.; Imaizumi, K.
Nihon Juigaku Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Veterinary Science 43(3): 337-343
ISSN/ISBN: 0021-5295 PMID: 7321360 DOI: 10.1292/jvms1939.43.337
Mouse brains infected with Toxoplasma (strain NF-21) were given orally to 21 cats and the cats were killed at intervals up to 28 days later. The cats showed neither clinical signs nor gross lesions. On day one Toxoplasma was isolated from the small intestine and the small intestinal lymph node. Thereafter the organism spread and by days 10 to 14 almost all extraintestinal tissues became infected. Oocysts were detected in faeces from days 4 to 14.