A review of the small canine piroplasms from California: Babesia conradae in the literature.

@article{Kjemtrup2006ARO,
  title={A review of the small canine piroplasms from California: Babesia conradae in the literature.},
  author={Anne M. Kjemtrup and Patricia A. Conrad},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={2006},
  volume={138 1-2},
  pages={
          112-7
        }
}
Small piroplasms as a cause of canine babesiosis in southern California were first documented in 1990. Initially these piroplasms were considered to be Babesia gibsoni, the only small Babesia parasite known to infect dogs at that time. In the following decade, the use of molecular analysis made it clear that small canine Babesia in fact are comprised of at least three distinct species, and the isolates from dogs in southern California were not B. gibsoni. Molecular, antigenic, and morphological… CONTINUE READING
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