bes·noi·ti·o·sis (bes-noi″te-oґsis) infection of herbivores with protozoa of the genus Besnoitia, transmitted mechanically by biting flies or by ingestion of oocysts shed in the feces of the cat, the definitive host. The organisms localize in the skin, blood vessels, mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract, and subcutaneous and other tissues, where they eventually form characteristic thick-walled cysts. Other symptoms include fever, anasarca, loss of appetite, photophobia, rhinitis, sclerodermatitis, and alopecia of varying severity.

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  • БЕЗНОИТИОЗ — (Besnoitiosis; Globidium infection Sarcosporidiose cutane, Dermococcidiose), хроническая инвазионная болезнь преимущественно крупного рогатого скота, вызываемая простейшими из рода Besnoitia и характеризующаяся поражением кожи и глаз.… …   Ветеринарный энциклопедический словарь

  • Besnoitia — Bes·noi·tia (bes noiґte ə) a genus of coccidian protozoa of the order Eucoccidiida whose oocysts resemble those of Toxoplasma; various species cause besnoitiosis in mammals. B. bennetґti infects horses; B. besnoiґti infects cattle; and B.… …   Medical dictionary

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