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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
Abstract

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

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