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Background: East Coast fever (ECF) is a devastating disease of cattle and a significant constraint to improvement of livestock production in sub-Saharan Africa. The protozoan parasite causing ECF, Theileria parva, undergoes obligate sexual stage development in its tick vector Rhipicephalus...

Author(s)
Olds, C. L.; Mason, K. L.; Scoles, G. A.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Parasites and Vectors, 2018, 11, 126, pp (2 March 2018)
Abstract

Background: The tick-borne protozoan parasite Theileria parva causes a usually fatal cattle disease known as East Coast fever in sub-Saharan Africa, with devastating consequences for poor small-holder farmers. Immunity to T. parva, believed to be mediated by a cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) response, ...

Author(s)
Steinaa, L.; Svitek, N.; Awino, E.; Njoroge, T.; Saya, R.; Morrison, I.; Toye, P.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Veterinary Research, 2018, 14, 145, pp (2 May 2018)
Abstract

Background: There is a widely recognised lack of baseline epidemiological data on the dynamics and impacts of infectious cattle diseases in east Africa. The Infectious Diseases of East African Livestock (IDEAL) project is an epidemiological study of cattle health in western Kenya with the aim of...

Author(s)
Bronsvoort, B. M. de C.; Thumbi, S. M.; Poole, E. J.; Kiara, H.; Auguet, O. T.; Handel, I. G.; Jennings, A.; Conradie, I.; Mbole-Kariuki, M. N.; Toye, P. G.; Hanotte, O.; Coetzer, J.; Woolhouse, M. E. J.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Veterinary Research, 2013, 9, 171, pp (30 August 2013)
Abstract

Tick-borne diseases are a constraint to livestock production in many developing countries as they cause high morbidity and mortality, which results in decreased production of meat, milk and other livestock by-products. The most important tick-borne diseases of livestock in sub-Saharan Africa are...

Author(s)
Simuunza, M.; Weir, W.; Courcier, E.; Tait, A.; Shiels, B.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2011, 175, 3/4, pp 331-342
Abstract

Theileria parva causes East Coast fever, an economically important disease of cattle in sub-Saharan Africa. We describe a nested polymerase chain reaction (nPCR) assay for the detection of T. parva DNA in cattle blood spotted onto filter paper using primers derived from the T. parva-specific...

Author(s)
Odongo, D. O.; Sunter, J. D.; Kiara, H. K.; Skilton, R. A.; Bishop, R. P.
Publisher
Springer-Verlag GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Parasitology Research, 2010, 106, 2, pp 357-365
Abstract

Theileria parva is the causative agent of Corridor disease in cattle in South Africa. The African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) is the reservoir host, and, as these animals are important for eco-tourism in South Africa, it is compulsory to test and certify them disease free prior to translocation. A T. ...

Author(s)
Chaisi, M. E.; Sibeko, K. P.; Collins, N. E.; Potgieter, F. T.; Oosthuizen, M. C.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2011, 182, 2/4, pp 150-162
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The tick-borne protozoan parasite Theileria parva causes East Coast fever (ECF), a severe lymphoproliferative disease of cattle that is a major constraint to the improvement of livestock in eastern, central and southern Africa. Studies in cattle experimentally infected with T. parva have shown that ...

Author(s)
Katzer, F.; Ngugi, D.; Walker, A. R.; McKeever, D. J.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2010, 167, 2/4, pp 236-243
Abstract

Although it has been in operation for only 5 years, the International Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseases has gone a long way towards completing the task for which it was established: developing effective control methods for trypanosomiasis and theileriosis. The laboratory is well situated...

Publisher
PO Box 30709., Nairobi, Kenya
Citation
Annual report 1980., 1981, pp 32pp.
Abstract

Previous conferences on the same theme were held in Edinburgh in 1973, West Berlin in 1976 and Nairobi in 1980. The main topics are trypanosomiasis, African swine fever, dermatophilosis, swine fever, anaplasmosis, pest of small ruminants, theileriosis, brucellosis, cowdriosis (heartwater), poultry...

Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 1984, 2, pp x + 629pp.
Abstract

Tuberculin tests of 979 cattle showed 7.15% positive and in goats 3.8%. Of the cattle 0.3% were doubtful reactors. Of 127 sheep, 15 pigs, 14 donkeys and 4 horses, none were reactors.
At Mpwapwa Staphylococcus albus is the most common bacteriological pathogen of cattle, sheep and goats, causing...

Author(s)
Barnard, W. G.
Publisher
TANGANYIKA, Dar es Salaam: Government Printer.,
Citation
Annual Report of the Veterinary Department 1954. Vol. II. Research and Statistics., 1956, pp 52 pp.

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