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The cattle fever tick, Rhipicephalus microplus (Canestrini) (Acari: Ixodidae), is a one-host tick that infests primarily cattle in tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. This species transmits deadly cattle pathogens, especially Babesia spp., for which a recombinant vaccine is not...

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Brock, C. M.; Temeyer, K. B.; Tidwell, J.; Yang YunLong; Blandon, M. A.; Carreón-Camacho, D.; Longnecker, M. T.; Almazán, C.; León, A. A. P. de; Pietrantonio, P. V.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
International Journal for Parasitology, 2019, 49, 3/4, pp 287-299
Abstract

The southern cattle tick, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Canestrini), transmits bovine babesiosis and anaplasmosis, and is endemic to Mexico, Latin and South America. Rhipicephalus (B.) microplus infestations within the United States are a continuing threat to U.S. cattle producers. An...

Author(s)
Temeyer, K. B.; Schlechte, K. G.; McDonough, W. P.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Journal of Medical Entomology, 2019, 56, 5, pp 1318-1323
Abstract

Wildlife, both native and introduced, can harbor and spread diseases of importance to the livestock industry. Describing movement patterns of such wildlife is essential to formulate effective disease management strategies. Nilgai antelope (Boselaphus tragocamelus) are a free-ranging, introduced...

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Foley, A. M.; Goolsby, J. A.; Ortega-S, A., Jr.; Ortega-S, J. A.; León, A. P. de; Singh, N. K.; Schwartz, A.; Ellis, D.; Hewitt, D. G.; Campbell, T. A.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2017, 146, pp 166-172
Abstract

Nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus) are nonnative bovines that were originally introduced as game animals to one large, south Texas, US ranch but that are now present throughout southeastern Texas from Baffin Bay to Harlingen and in northern Mexico at least as far west as Durango. Between October 2014 ...

Author(s)
Olafson, P. U.; Thomas, D. B.; May, M. A.; Buckmeier, B. G.; Duhaime, R. A.
Publisher
Wildlife Disease Association, Lawrence, USA
Citation
Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 2018, 54, 4, pp 734-744
Abstract

Background: Cattle persistently infected with Babesia bovis are reservoirs for intra- and inter-herd transmission. Since B. bovis is considered a persistent infection, developing a reliable, high-throughput assay that detects antibody during all stages of the infection could be pivotal for...

Author(s)
Chung, C. J.; Suarez, C. E.; Bandaranayaka-Mudiyanselage, C. L.; Bandaranayaka-Mudiyanselage, C. B.; Rzepka, J.; Heiniger, T. J.; Chung, G.; Lee, S. S.; Adams, E.; Yun, G.; Waldron, S. J.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Parasites and Vectors, 2017, 10, 77, pp (13 February 2017)
Abstract

Cattle fever ticks (CFT), vectors of bovine babesiosis and anaplasmosis, were eradicated from the United States by 1943, but are frequently reintroduced from neighboring border states of Mexico via stray cattle and wildlife hosts including white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) (WTD) and nilgai ...

Author(s)
Goolsby, J. A.; Singh, N. K.; Ortega-S, A., Jr.; Hewitt, D. G.; Campbell, T. A.; Wester, D.; León, A. A. P. de
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife, 2017, 6, 2, pp 100-107
Abstract

The present study demonstrated for the first time the ability to distinguish between the Israeli Babesia bovis vaccine strain and field isolates. The existence of an additional EcoRI restriction site in the rhoptry-associated protein-1 (rap-1) gene, which is unique to the Israeli vaccine strain,...

Author(s)
Molad, T.; Fleiderovitz, L.; Leibovitz, B.; Wolkomirsky, R.; Behar, A.; Markovics, A.
Publisher
Elsevier B. V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2015, 208, 3/4, pp 159-168
Abstract

Bovine babesiosis, also known as cattle fever, is a tick-borne protozoal disease foreign to the United States. It was eradicated by eliminating the vector species, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) annulatus and Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus, through the efforts of the Cattle Fever Tick Eradication...

Author(s)
Miller, R.; Estrada-Peña, A.; Almazán, C.; Allen, A.; Jory, L.; Yeater, K.; Messenger, M.; Ellis, D.; León, A. A. P. de
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Vaccine, 2012, 30, 38, pp 5682-5687
Abstract

Babesia bovis is a tick-transmitted haemoprotozoan and a causative agent of bovine babesiosis, a cattle disease that causes significant economic loss in tropical and subtropical regions. A panel of nineteen micro- and minisatellite markers was used to estimate population genetic parameters of...

Author(s)
Flores, D. A.; Minichiello, Y.; Araujo, F. R.; Shkap, V.; Benítez, D.; Echaide, I.; Rolls, P.; Mosqueda, J.; Pacheco, G. M.; Petterson, M.; Florin-Christensen, M.; Schnittger, L.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 2013, 60, s2, pp 131-136
Abstract

Species identification and global positioning system coordinates of infestations of cattle fever ticks, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) annulatus (Say) and Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Canestrini), were determined for 790 specimens submitted to the National Veterinary Services Laboratory between...

Author(s)
Lohmeyer, K. H.; Pound, J. M.; May, M. A.; Kammlah, D. M.; Davey, R. B.
Publisher
Entomological Society of America, Lanham, USA
Citation
Journal of Medical Entomology, 2011, 48, 4, pp 770-774

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