Detection of Theileria and Babesia infections amongst asymptomatic cattle in Portugal.

  title={Detection of Theileria and Babesia infections amongst asymptomatic cattle in Portugal.},
  author={Jacinto Gomes and Ricardo V Soares and Marcos Santos and Gabriela Maria Santos-Gomes and Ana Botelho and Ana Amaro and Jo{\~a}o In{\'a}cio},
  journal={Ticks and tick-borne diseases},
  volume={4 1-2},
Piroplasmosis caused by tick-borne hemoprotozoans of several Theileria and Babesia species has a major impact on livestock production worldwide. A reverse line blotting assay that includes genus- and species-specific probes for Theileria and Babesia species was used to assess the occurrence of these parasites in blood samples collected from 1407 healthy bovines throughout mainland Portugal. The global prevalence of piroplasm-infected animals was 36.8%, although significant differences were… CONTINUE READING
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