Incidence of Trypanosomiasis
Though trypanosomiasis is worldwide in distribution Trypanosomiasis parasite infection is especially widespread in various felid groups including Tigers, lions, leopards, jungle cat and Jaguar. Many of these affected animals succumbed to death or recovered after appropriate therapy. Number of deaths due to trypanosomiasis is alarming among tigers than house cats.
What does trypanosomiasis look like?
A typical T.evansi is an extra cellular elongate, slender, spindle shaped hematozoan flagellate having a centrally placed nucleus, a terminal kinetoplast and an undulating membrane.