Journal of the Japan Veterinary Medical Association
Online ISSN : 2186-0211
Print ISSN : 0446-6454
ISSN-L : 0446-6454
Electron Microscopic Observations on the Liver and Cecum of Fighting Chickens with Histomoniasis
MASANORI KUBOYOSHIMASA KODAMA
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1989 Volume 42 Issue 3 Pages 194-196

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The liver and cecum from fighting chickens with histomoniasis were observed by electron micro-scopy. Protozoa of Histomonas meleagridis were seen in a large number in the liverand cecum. In the liver, only protozoa in the vegetative stage were observed in the cytoplasm ofthe hepatocytes. In the cecum, invasive and vegetative stages of protozoa were observed. The protozoa of invasive stages were seen intercellularly.

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