The absence of Trypanosoma congolense from the lymph of an infected sheep. Academic Article uri icon


  • The lymph draining the prefemoral lymph node of a sheep infected with Trypanosoma congolense was examined over a period of 10 days. Only six trypanosomes were detected in 1500 ml of this fluid during this time, in spite of the animal having about 65,000 organisms/ml in its blood. It is concluded that the suggestion that T congolense is a strict plasma parasite is essentially proven for this specific situation.

published proceedings

  • Res Vet Sci

author list (cited authors)

  • Tizard, I. R., Hay, J., & Wilkie, B. N.

citation count

  • 9

complete list of authors

  • Tizard, IR||Hay, J||Wilkie, BN

publication date

  • July 1978