Babesia gibsoni infection among dogs in the southeastern United States.

  title={Babesia gibsoni infection among dogs in the southeastern United States.},
  author={Douglass K. Macintire and Mary K. Boudreaux and Gretchen D West and Candace Bourne and James C. Wright and Patricia A. Conrad},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  volume={220 3},
OBJECTIVE To identify subclinical Babesia gibsoni infection in American Pit Bull Terriers from the southeastern United States and to determine the genetic sequence of parasite DNA isolated from these dogs. DESIGN Case series. ANIMALS 33 American Pit Bull Terriers and 87 dogs of various other breeds. PROCEDURE Blood smears were examined for microscopic evidence of the parasite, and DNA was extracted from blood samples and used in a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay designed to amplify… CONTINUE READING


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