ABSTRACT. Leal P.D.S., Ramos M.I.M., Barbosa L.L. deO., Lopes B. doB. & Lopes C.W.G. Choleimeria rochalimai (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) a pseudoparasite
of the dog – Case report. [Choleimeria rochalimai (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) um pseudoparasito das fezes do cão – Relato de Caso]. Revista
Brasileira de Medicina Vewterinária, 37(Supl. 3):14-16, 2016. Programa de Pós-Graduação de Ciências Veterinárias, Anexo 1, Instituto de Veterinária, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro. BR 465 km 7. Campus Seropédica, 23.890-000, RJ, Brasil. E-mail: email@example.com
The report a five month old male, Kavalier K C Spaniel was admitted to the Veterinary Health Centre at Barra da Tijuca in the City of Rio de Janeiro, RJ,
Brazil. According to the owner description the puppy has a history of sialorrhea with prostration and episodes of vomiting. Next to this information the
owner commented that the animal had the habit of walking in the garden. Stool examination was recommended where the presence of sporulated oocysts
of Choleimeria rochalimai as a pseudoparasite of the dog due to the coprophagic habit to eat feces of the house geckos Hemidactylus mabouia, very common at human dwellings, associated to normal parasites of the dog Cystoisospora canis and Giardia intestinalis oocysts and cysts respectively.