Development of early tissue cysts and associated pathology of Besnoitia besnoiti in a naturally infected bull (Bos taurus) from South Africa.

@article{Dubey2013DevelopmentOE,
  title={Development of early tissue cysts and associated pathology of Besnoitia besnoiti in a naturally infected bull (Bos taurus) from South Africa.},
  author={Jitender Prakash Dubey and Erna van Wilpe and David J C Blignaut and Gereon Schares and J. Harold Williams},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  year={2013},
  volume={99 3},
  pages={459-66}
}
Besnoitia besnoiti is an apicomplexan that causes serious economic loss in cattle in many countries and the disease is now spreading in Europe. At least 2 phases of bovine besnoitiosis are recognized clinically. An acute febrile phase characterized by anasarca and necrosis of skin is associated with multiplication of tachyzoites in vascular endothelium; this phase is short-lived and rarely diagnosed. Chronic besnoitiosis characterized by dermal lesions is associated with the presence of… CONTINUE READING

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