Bovine piroplasms in Minorca (Balearic Islands, Spain): a comparison of PCR-based and light microscopy detection.

@article{Almera2001BovinePI,
  title={Bovine piroplasms in Minorca (Balearic Islands, Spain): a comparison of PCR-based and light microscopy detection.},
  author={S Almer{\'i}a and Joaquim Castell{\`a} and David A Ferrer and Anna Ortu{\~n}o and Agust{\'i}n Estrada-Pe{\~n}a and Juan Francisco Santoscoy Gutierrez},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={2001},
  volume={99 3},
  pages={249-59}
}
The present study provides the first epidemiological data regarding infection by Theileria and Babesia piroplasms in cattle in Minorca. More than 94% of the studied animals were positive for the presence of Theileria sp., and of those, 41.3% were positive for the presence of Theileria annulata. These results indicate that the prevalence of Mediterranean theileriosis caused by T. annulata is very high in Minorcan dairy farms and that other Theileria sp. are also present in the area. The… CONTINUE READING

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