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Bock, R., Jackson, L. A., 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: 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:Arachnid Vectors Parasitology Babesia immunology Babesiosis Epidemiology prevention & control Cattle Cattle Diseases Protozoan Vaccines adverse effects Ticks Vaccination
Subjects:Animal culture > Cattle
Veterinary medicine > Veterinary toxicology
Veterinary medicine > Veterinary parasitology
Veterinary medicine > Diseases of special classes of animals > Cattle
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Last Modified:19 Jan 2022 02:57

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