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Besnoitia besnoiti is a protozoan parasite known to cause important economic losses in the cattle industry in Africa, Asia and the Mediterranean area. In the last years, (re-) emergence of the parasite has been reported in France, Germany, Hungary and Italy with in some cases, establishment of an...

Author(s)
Vanhoudt, A.; Pardon, B.; Schutter, P. de; Bosseler, L.; Sarre, C.; Vercruysse, J.; Deprez, P.
Publisher
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Ghent, Merelbeke, Belgium
Citation
Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift, 2015, 84, 4, pp 205-211
Abstract

The control of bovine trypanosomiasis could be improved by using the available control tools during periods when the incidence of the disease is highest. The present study assessed the monthly risk of bovine trypanosomiasis in 85 sentinel cattle kept on the tsetse-infested eastern plateau of Zambia ...

Author(s)
Simukoko, H.; Marcotty, T.; Vercruysse, J.; Bossche, P. van den
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Research in Veterinary Science, 2011, 90, 1, pp 51-54
Abstract

To determine and compare the prevalence of trypanosome infections in different livestock species (cattle, pigs and goats) in areas where game animals are scarce and livestock constitute the main food source of tsetse, a survey was conducted on the plateau of the Eastern Province of Zambia in Katete ...

Author(s)
Simukoko, H.; Marcotty, T.; Phiri, I.; Geysen, D.; Vercruysse, J.; Bossche, P. van den
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2007, 147, 3/4, pp 231-238
Abstract

In this study, packed cell volume-values (PCV) are evaluated as indicator of trypanosomiasis infections in cattle. A total of 734 blood samples were collected in 11 different sampling sites in eastern Zambia: 84 calves (<1 year), 52 young females and 40 young males (between 1 and 3 years), 228 cows, 317 oxen and 13 bulls (>3 years). All samples were subjected to three diagnostic tests: parasitological ...

Author(s)
Marcotty, T.; Simukoko, H.; Berkvens, D.; Vercruysse, J.; Praet, N.; Bossche, P. van den
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2008, 87, 3/4, pp 288-300
Abstract

On the plateau of eastern Zambia, trypanosomosis is endemic. Glossina morsitans morsitans Westwood (Diptera: Glossinidae), the only tsetse species present, is almost entirely dependent on livestock as its source of food with cattle being the most preferred host. To determine if tsetse challenge is...

Author(s)
Simukoko, H.; Marcotty, T.; Phiri, I.; Vercruysse, J.; Bossche, P. van den
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Acta Tropica, 2007, 103, 2, pp 98-101
Abstract

The virulence of 31 genetically different Trypanosoma congolense strains belonging to the Savannah subgroup and isolated from cattle at 11 sites in a trypanosomiasis endemic area of eastern Zambia was compared. Virulence testing, done in OF1 mice, revealed three virulence categories. Strains were...

Author(s)
Masumu, J.; Marcotty, T.; Geysen, D.; Geerts, S.; Vercruysse, J.; Dorny, P.; Bossche, P. van den
Publisher
Elsevier, Oxford, UK
Citation
International Journal for Parasitology, 2006, 36, 4, pp 497-501
Abstract

Transmission experiments were conducted to compare the transmissibility of genetically different Trypanosoma congolense (Savannah subgroup) strains isolated from cattle in a trypanosomiasis endemic area of eastern Zambia. A total of 17 strains were compared. Three strains were extremely virulent...

Author(s)
Masumu, J.; Marcotty, T.; Ndeledje, N.; Kubi, C.; Geerts, S.; Vercruysse, J.; Dorny, P.; Bossche, P. van den
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Parasitology, 2006, 133, 3, pp 331-334
Abstract

The evolution of antigenically distinct pathogen strains that fail to cross-protect is well documented for pathogens controlled primarily by humoral immune responses. Unlike antibodies, which recognise native proteins, protective T cells can potentially recognise epitopes in a variety of proteins...

Author(s)
Morrison, W. I.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2007, 148, 1, pp 21-30
Abstract

A Bayesian approach was used to evaluate four immunological assays for the clinical diagnosis of cryptosporidiosis in calves: an immunofluorescence assay (IFA), two ELISA tests and an immunochromatographic (dipstick) assay. Faecal samples from 287 calves aged less than 6 weeks with clinical signs...

Author(s)
Geurden, T.; Claerebout, E.; Vercruysse, J.; Berkvens, D.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Journal, 2008, 176, 3, pp 400-402
Abstract

In northern Vietnam, dairy cattle are mainly managed in small-scale farms, where animals are kept confined and feeding occurs by cut and carry methods. In the present study the occurrence of parasitic infections was examined in five provinces around Hanoi. A total of 201 farms were visited, and 334 ...

Author(s)
Geurden, T.; Somers, R.; Thanh, N. T. G.; Vien, L. V.; Nga, V. T.; Giang, H. H.; Dorny, P.; Giao, H. K.; Vercruysse, J.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2008, 153, 3/4, pp 384-388

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