Once these oocysts are outside the cat's body, sporogony
occurs (up to 21 days), resulting in development of infectious oocysts.
The parasite infects cells of the gut epithelium and initiates sporogony
, which ends with the formation of a sporophorous vesicle (= SV), a spherical cluster of spores, surrounded by a membrane, inside the host cell.
and experimental transmission of Babesia equi by Boophilus microplus, ParasitologyResearch, 84, 323-327.12.
Average mean temperature of 20[degrees]C prevails throughout the year and relative humidity (RH) of [greater than or equal to] 60% was observed from June to October which is suitable for sporogony
. The district has good canal irrigation and out of 10 talukas, seven are under extensive irrigation network through Mahi Kadana Irrigation Scheme.
(8) The duration of 1 exogenous cycle (sporogony
) lasts 1-4 days.