Determination of prevalence and risk factors for infection with Babesia ovis in small ruminants from Turkey by polymerase chain reaction


In this study, PCR and thin blood smear-based diagnostic methods were used to assess the frequency of Babesia infection in small ruminants. A total of 300 sheep and 100 goats from 37 randomly selected herds located in eight locations of eastern Turkey were examined for the presence of Babesia infection and any tick species on the body of the animals. Of 400… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00436-006-0345-2


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