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Neospora caninum is an apicomplexan protozoan parasite that is a leading cause of abortion in cattle. Detection of parasite-specific DNA by PCR is a highly sensitive method for identifying the presence of N. caninum in a variety of tissues. We developed and validated a probe-based real-time PCR...

Author(s)
Barry, R.; Nissly, R. H.; Feria, W.; Thirumalapura, N.; Tewari, D.; Jayarao, B. M.; Kuchipudi, S. V.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2019, 269, pp 2-6
Abstract

Brucellosis and Toxoplasmosis are important zoonotic diseases, and Neospora caninum is a parasite causing disease in cattle and other animals. Brucella spp. and N. caninum can cause abortions in cattle, and Toxoplasmosis is a relevant cause of abortion for small ruminants, resulting in economic...

Author(s)
Liu Fei; Wang Dan; Yang SiCong; Zhu JunHui; Li JianMing; Shi Kun; Du Rui; Zhao Quan
Publisher
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., New Rochelle, USA
Citation
Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 2019, 19, 3, pp 217-221
Abstract

Bovine trypanosomosis is a problem in the livestock industry in Nigeria. A longitudinal survey of cattle sampled during the wet and dry seasons was conducted from April 2016 to March 2017. Blood samples were collected by random sampling from 745 cattle in southwest Nigeria and screened for...

Author(s)
Odeniran, P. O.; Macleod, E. T.; Ademola, I. O.; Welburn, S. C.
Publisher
Elsevier Ireland Ltd, Shannon, Irish Republic
Citation
Parasitology International, 2019, 68, 1, pp 1-8
Abstract

Background: Human and animal African trypanosomiases impose a large economic and health burden in their endemic regions. Large strides have been made in the control of human African trypanosomiasis (HAT), yet these efforts have largely focused on the non-zoonotic form of the disease. Using a...

Author(s)
Meisner, J.; Barnabas, R. V.; Rabinowitz, P. M.
Publisher
Elsevier, Oxford, UK
Citation
Parasite Epidemiology and Control, 2019, 5, pp e00106
Abstract

Livestock farming has been an integral part of Nepalese agriculture systems since time immemorial. Giardia duodenalis is a cosmopolitan intestinal parasite present in a wide range of hosts. Very little or no information is reported on the prevalence of giardiasis in livestock of Nepal. This study...

Author(s)
Mahato, M. K.; Singh, D. K.; Rana, H. B.; Acharya, K. P.
Publisher
Springer, New Delhi, India
Citation
Journal of Parasitic Diseases, 2018, 42, 1, pp 122-126
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The aim of the paper was to study the epizootic situation of babesiosis in the cattle population in eastern Poland and possibly to determine what species of protozoa infects Polish cattle. Blood samples for molecular analysis (real time PCR) were collected from 192 dairy cows from various farms...

Author(s)
Staniec, M.; Adaszek, Ł.; Buczek, K.; Winiarczyk, S.
Publisher
Polish Academy of Sciences, Committee of Veterinary Sciences, Olsztyn-Kortowo II, Poland
Citation
Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences, 2018, 21, 2, pp 287-291
Abstract

Livestock-wildlife interactions promote the transmission of a wide range of infectious diseases that constraint livestock production. We used a participatory appraisal approach to find out and rank infectious diseases of concern to pastoralists in a zone of intense wildlife-livestock interaction...

Author(s)
Nthiwa, D.; Alonso, S.; Odongo, D.; Kenya, E.; Bett, B.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Tropical Animal Health and Production, 2019, 51, 5, pp 1097-1103
Abstract

Background: Mosquito biting rates and host preferences are crucial determinants of human exposure to vector-borne diseases and the impact of vector control measures. The human landing catch (HLC) is a gold standard method for measuring human exposure to bites, but presents risks to participants by...

Author(s)
Meza, F. C.; Kreppel, K. S.; Maliti, D. F.; Mlwale, A. T.; Mirzai, N.; Killeen, G. F.; Ferguson, H. M.; Govella, N. J.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Malaria Journal, 2019, 18, 83, pp (18 March 2019)
Abstract

Babesia bovis is the etiological agent of bovine babesiosis, a disease transmitted by Rhipicephalus microplus, which affects cattle herds in tropical and subtropical regions of the world, causing significant economic losses due to decreasing meat and milk yield. This study used molecular techniques ...

Author(s)
Mendes, N. S.; Ramos, I. A. de S.; Herrera, H. M.; Campos, J. B. V.; Alves, J. V. de A.; Macedo, G. C. de; Machado, R. Z.; André, M. R.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Parasitology Research, 2019, 118, 7, pp 2027-2040
Abstract

A 4-week-old female Holstein Friesian calf presented with hindlimb paresis. Neurologic examination of spinal reflexes revealed depressed or absent reflexes of the hindlimbs. Menace responses on both sides disappeared on examination of cranial nerves. The calf was finally diagnosed with Neospora...

Author(s)
Uesaka, K.; Koyama, K.; Horiuchi, N.; Kobayashi, Y.; Nishikawa, Y.; Inokuma, H.
Publisher
Japanese Society of Veterinary Science, Tokyo, Japan
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Medical Science, 2018, 80, 2, pp 280-283

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