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Babesiosis of cattle

Bock, R., Jackson, L., de Vos, A. and Jorgensen, W. (2004) Babesiosis of cattle. Parasitology, 129 (S1). S247-S269. ISSN 0031-1820 (Print)0031-1820

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Article Link(s): https://doi.org/10.1017/S0031182004005190


Tick fever or cattle fever (babesiosis) is economically the most important arthropod-borne disease of cattle worldwide with vast areas of Australia, Africa, South and Central America and the United States continuously under threat. Tick fever was the first disease for which transmission by an arthropod to a mammal was implicated at the turn of the twentieth century and is the first disease to be eradicated from a continent (North America). This review describes the biology of Babesia spp. in the host and the tick, the scale of the problem to the cattle industry, the various components of control programmes, epidemiology, pathogenesis, immunity, vaccination and future research. The emphasis is on Babesia bovis and Babesia bigemina.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Animal Science, Biosecurity Queensland
Keywords:Animals Arachnid Vectors/*parasitology Babesia/classification/immunology/*physiology Babesiosis/epidemiology/parasitology/prevention & control/*veterinary Cattle Cattle Diseases/epidemiology/*parasitology/prevention & control Protozoan Vaccines/adverse effects/standards Ticks/*parasitology Vaccination/adverse effects/standards/veterinary
Subjects:Animal culture > Cattle
Veterinary medicine > Veterinary toxicology
Veterinary medicine > Veterinary parasitology
Veterinary medicine > Diseases of special classes of animals > Cattle
Deposited On:10 Dec 2020 01:40
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:46

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