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The most widely known trichomonad in veterinary medicine is Tritrichomonas foetus. It is the etiologic agent of bovine tritrichomonosis, a sexually transmitted disease in extensively managed herds throughout many geographic regions worldwide. The same trichomonad species is also regarded as the...

Author(s)
Collántes-Fernández, E.; Fort, M. C.; Ortega-Mora, L. M.; Schares, G.
Publisher
Springer International Publishing AG, Cham, Switzerland
Citation
Parasitic protozoa of farm animals and pets, 2018, pp 313-388
Abstract

Here, we assessed outcome of experimental infection by Neospora caninum in goats intravenously inoculated with 106 tachyzoites of the Nc-Spain7 isolate at 40 (G1), 90 (G2) and 120 (G3) days of gestation. Infected goats had fever between 5 and 9 days post inoculation (dpi); all were seropositive at...

Author(s)
Porto, W. J. N.; Regidor-Cerrillo, J.; Kim, P. de C. P.; Benavides, J.; Silva, A. C. dos S.; Horcajo, P.; Oliveira, A. A. da F.; Ferre, I.; Mota, R. A.; Ortega-Mora, L. M.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Research, 2016, 47, 29, pp (11 February 2016)
Abstract

The aim of the present study was to investigate the occurrence of Tritrichomonas foetus in bulls in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil. In total, 105 samples of preputial smegma were collected from bulls in service belonging to different herds (n=63) and slaughterhouses (n=42). Genomic DNA extraction...

Author(s)
Oliveira, J. M. B. de; Batista Filho, A. F. B.; Borges, J. de M.; Soares, L. B. F.; Ortega-Mora, L. M.; Brandespim, D. F.; Mota, R. A.; Pinheiro Júnior, J. W.
Publisher
Sociedade de Medicina Veterinária do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janerio, Brazil
Citation
Revista Brasileira de Medicina Veterinária, 2016, 38, 4, pp 449-453
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Sample collection.

A number of issues relevant for general practitioners who wish to test populations for diseases without sampling all the animals in the herd are discussed in this chapter. A standard example of a veterinary practice with 100 dairy farms, each with 50 cattle and 35 young stocks, is used. Sample size ...

Author(s)
Ortega-Mora, L. M.; Gottstein, B.; Conraths, F. J.; Buxton, D.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932114)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Protozoal abortion in farm ruminants: guidelines for diagnosis and control.

This book contains guidelines for the diagnosis and control of protozoal reproduction losses in farm ruminants. This book is comprised of 5 chapters covering the following: reproductive problems in cattle and sheep; sample collection; aetiological diagnosis; differential diagnosis of protozoal...

Author(s)
Ortega-Mora, L. M.; Gottstein, B.; Conraths, F. J.; Buxton, D.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932114)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Aetiological diagnosis.

This chapter covers the techniques and recommendations for the diagnosis of neosporosis, toxoplasmosis, sarcocystosis and tritrichomonosis in animals, particularly in ruminants such as cattle, goat and sheep. The life cycle and biology of the different aetiological agents are presented. The...

Author(s)
Ortega-Mora, L. M.; Gottstein, B.; Conraths, F. J.; Buxton, D.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932114)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

At present, bovine neosporosis is an important worldwide concern because of its wide geographic distribution and economic impact. Abortion is the main clinical sign of bovine neosporosis in both dairy and beef cattle. Ruminant challenge models are critical to evaluate potential vaccine candidates...

Author(s)
Benavides, J.; Collantes-Fernández, E.; Ferre, I.; Pérez, V.; Campero, C.; Mota, R.; Innes, E.; Ortega-Mora, L. M.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Parasitology, 2014, 141, 11, pp 1471-1488
Abstract

Bovine neosporosis has become a disease of international concern as it is among the main causes of abortion in cattle. Viable N. caninum has been isolated from brains of fetuses and neonatal calves, and there is no report of isolation of tachyzoites from kidney. Also, detailed information about the ...

Author(s)
Dittrich, R. L.; Regidor-Cerrillo, J.; Ortega-Mora, L. M.; Koch, M. de O.; Busch, A. P. B.; Gonçalves, K. A.; Cruz, A. A.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Experimental Parasitology, 2018, 185, pp 10-16
Abstract

Bovine besnoitiosis, a parasitic disease caused by Besnoitia besnoiti, has been reported mainly in beef cattle raised under extensive pastoral systems and is considered to be re-emerging in Western Europe. Horizontal transmission probably occurs either by means of blood sucking arthropods or as a...

Author(s)
Gutiérrez-Expósito, D.; Arnal, M. C.; Martínez-Durán, D.; Regidor-Cerrillo, J.; Revilla, M.; Luco, D. L. F. de; Jiménez-Meléndez, A.; Calero-Bernal, R.; Habela, M. A.; García-Bocanegra, I.; Arenas-Montes, A.; Ortega-Mora, L. M.; Álvarez-García, G.
Publisher
Elsevier B. V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2016, 223, pp 7-13
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Control measures.

This chapter presents several measures employed for controlling neosporosis, toxoplasmosis, sarcocystosis and tritrichomonosis in farm ruminants. The control measures discussed are hygiene, vaccination, drug therapy and quarantine.

Author(s)
Ortega-Mora, L. M.; Gottstein, B.; Conraths, F. J.; Buxton, D.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932114)
Type
Book chapter

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