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Abstract

This paper, which is concerned primarily with the diagnosis in Australia of clinical babesiosis in cattle (caused by Babesia bovis (argentina) and B. bigemina), includes a discussion of the distribution in the continent of the only vector, Boophilus microplus (Can.), which determines occurrence of...

Author(s)
Mahoney, D. F.
Publisher
Organizacion Panamericana de la Salud., Washington, D.C., USA
Citation
Workshop on hemoparasites (anaplasmosis and babesiosis) 17-22 March, 1975, Cali, Colombia, 1977, pp 49-62
Abstract

Larvae of Boophilus microplus (Can.) from a culture infected with Babesia argentina were fed on uninfected calves until forms of the organism infective for cattle were produced in the ticks, 3-5 days after attachment. Subcutaneous and intravenous inoculations of homogenates of the whole larvae...

Author(s)
Mahoney, D. F.; Mirre, G. B.
Citation
Research in Veterinary Science, 1974, 16, 1, pp 112-114
Abstract

A rapid slide test for the diagnosis of Babesia argentina infection in cattle was performed in the field using antigen-sensitised latex particles and fresh plasma. In enzootic herds the test detected all infected animals under two years of age and 80% to 90% of infections in older animals even...

Author(s)
Goodger, B. V.; Mahoney, D. F.
Citation
Australian Veterinary Journal, 1974, 50, No.6, pp 250-254
Abstract

The antigen of choice was a soluble component extracted from the parasite-erythrocyte stroma mixture by sonic disintegration and filtration on Sephadex G200. This antigen was coupled by tannic acid to pyruvic aldehyde-treated sheep erythrocytes. Serum samples were tested at a dilution of 1/100, and ...

Author(s)
Goodger, B. V.; Mahoney, D. F.
Citation
Australian Veterinary Journal, 1974, 50, No.6, pp 246-249