Eimeria Felina

Hosts: Cat, lion.

Location: Unknown. Oocysts found in feces.

Geographic Distribution: Europe (Holland).

Prevalence: Rare.

Morphology: The oocysts are ellipsoidal, 21 to 26 by 13 to 17 u with a mean of 24 by 14.5 u. The oocyst wall is about 1 u thick, smooth, colorless, and double contoured. A definite micropyle is absent. An oocyst polar granule is absent. An oocyst residuum is present. The sporocysts are elongate ovoid, with a Stieda body. A sporocyst residuum is present. The sporozoites are comma-shaped, with a large vacuole at the large end and usually a small one at the small end.

Life Cycle: Unknown.

Pathogenesis: Unknown.