A longitudinal assessment of the serological response to Theileria parva and other tick-borne parasites from birth to one year in a cohort of indigenous calves in western Kenya

@inproceedings{Kiara2014ALA,
  title={A longitudinal assessment of the serological response to Theileria parva and other tick-borne parasites from birth to one year in a cohort of indigenous calves in western Kenya},
  author={Henry Kimathi Kiara and Amy L Jennings and B. M. de C. Bronsvoort and Ian G Handel and Simon Mwangi and Mary Ndila Mbole-Kariuki and I. C. Conradie Van Wyk and E. Jane Poole and Olivier Hanotte and Jacobus Andries Wynand Coetzer and M. E. J. Woolhouse and P. G. Toye},
  booktitle={Parasitology},
  year={2014}
}
Tick-borne diseases are a major impediment to improved productivity of livestock in sub-Saharan Africa. Improved control of these diseases would be assisted by detailed epidemiological data. Here we used longitudinal, serological data to determine the patterns of exposure to Theileria parva, Theileria mutans, Babesia bigemina and Anaplasma marginale from 548 indigenous calves in western Kenya. The percentage of calves seropositive for the first three parasites declined from initial high levels… CONTINUE READING
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