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Besnoitiosis is a protozoan disease of the skin, subcutis, blood vessels, mucous membranes, and other tissues" of animals.[1] It "is endemic in tropical and sub-tropical regions with high infection rate but low mortality"; however, it is rare in other regions.[2]

The causative organisms of the cutaneous disease, and the affected animals include:[1][2]


  1. ^ a b "Besnoitiosis: Introduction". Merck Veterinary Manual.
  2. ^ a b "Besnoitiosis". The Free Dictionary.