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Although diverse tick-borne pathogens (TBPs) are endemic to East Africa, with recognized impact on human and livestock health, their diversity and specific interactions with tick and vertebrate host species remain poorly understood in the region. In particular, the role of reptiles in TBP...

Author(s)
Omondi, D.; Masiga, D. K.; Fielding, B. C.; Kariuki, E.; Ajamma, Y. U.; Mwamuye, M. M.; Ouso, D. O.; Villinger, J.
Publisher
Frontiers Media S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland
Citation
Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 2017, 4, June, pp 73
Abstract

Waterbuck (Kobus defassa), an ungulate species endemic to the Eastern African savannah, is suspected of being a wildlife reservoir for tick-transmitted parasites infective to livestock. Waterbuck is infested by large numbers of Rhipicephalus appendiculatus, the tick vector for Theileria parva, and...

Author(s)
Githaka, N.; Konnai, S.; Bishop, R.; Odongo, D.; Lekolool, I.; Kariuki, E.; Gakuya, F.; Kamau, L.; Isezaki, M.; Murata, S.; Ohashi, K.
Publisher
Elsevier B. V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2014, 202, 3/4, pp 180-193
Abstract

Background: Infectious livestock diseases remain a major threat to attaining food security and are a source of economic and livelihood losses for people dependent on livestock for their livelihood. Knowledge of the vital infectious diseases that account for the majority of deaths is crucial in...

Author(s)
Thumbi, S. M.; Bronsvoort, M.; Kiara, H.; Toye, P. G.; Poole, J.; Ndila, M.; Conradie, I.; Jennings, A.; Handel, I. G.; Coetzer, J. A. W.; Steyl, J.; Hanotte, O.; Woolhouse, M. E. J.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Veterinary Research, 2013, 9, 175, pp (8 September 2013)
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

The primary objective of this study was to assess the impact of Rhipicephalus appendiculatus tick presence (exposure variable) on Theileria parva infection seroprevalence (outcome variable) in a group of cattle belonging to a farm using population attributable fractions (PAF). The analyses were...

Author(s)
Gachohi, J. M.; Kitala, P. M.; Ngumi, P. N.; Skilton, R. A.; Bett, B.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2013, 108, 2/3, pp 103-113
Abstract

Restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis of PCR products (PCR-RFLP) and sequencing of the variable region of the p104 and PIM genes was performed on samples obtained from South African T. parva parasites originating from cattle on farms with suspected theileriosis and from buffalo. p104...

Author(s)
Sibeko, K. P.; Collins, N. E.; Oosthuizen, M. C.; Troskie, M.; Potgieter, F. T.; Coetzer, J. A. W.; Geysen, D.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2011, 181, 2/4, pp 120-130
Abstract

A total of 558 farmers were interviewed in the counties of Kakamega and Machakos in Kenya during 2007-08 regarding their attitudes and practices relating to livestock diseases and their recognition and management. Most respondents regarded East Coast fever (ECF), contagious caprine pleuropneumonia...

Author(s)
Peters, A. R.; Domingue, G.; Olorunshola, I. D.; Thevasagayam, S. J.; Musumba, B.; Wekundah, J. M.
Publisher
CIPAV Foundation, Cali, Colombia
Citation
Livestock Research for Rural Development, 2012, 24, 5, pp Article 88
Abstract

Previous studies characterizing the Theileria parva p67 gene in East Africa revealed two alleles. Cattle-derived isolates associated with East Coast fever (ECF) have a 129 bp deletion in the central region of the p67 gene (allele 1), compared to buffalo-derived isolates with no deletion (allele 2). ...

Author(s)
Sibeko, K. P.; Geysen, D.; Oosthuizen, M. C.; Matthee, C. A.; Troskie, M.; Potgieter, F. T.; Coetzer, J. A. W.; Collins, N. E.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2010, 167, 2/4, pp 244-254
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

A cross-sectional study was undertaken to assess prevalence of trypanosomosis, anaplasmosis, babesiosis, ECF and helminth infections and factors associated with them in Kajiado District, Kenya. Purposive and random selection procedures were used to identify participating pastoralists and animals...

Author(s)
Maichomo, M. W.; Gitau, G. K.; Gathuma, J. M.; Ndung'u, J. M.; Kosura, W. O.
Publisher
Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources, Nairobi, Kenya
Citation
Bulletin of Animal Health and Production in Africa, 2010, 58, 1, pp 11-21

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