Endogenous and exogenous transplacental transmission of Neospora caninum - how the route of transmission impacts on epidemiology and control of disease.

@article{Williams2009EndogenousAE,
  title={Endogenous and exogenous transplacental transmission of Neospora caninum - how the route of transmission impacts on epidemiology and control of disease.},
  author={Diana J. L. Williams and Catherine S Hartley and Camilla Bj{\"o}rkman and Alexander J. Trees},
  journal={Parasitology},
  year={2009},
  volume={136 14},
  pages={1895-900}
}
Vertical transmission of the protozoan parasite, Neospora caninum is highly efficient and can take two forms - endogenous transplacental transmission resulting from activation of the quiescent bradyzoite stage during pregnancy or exogenous transplacental transmission resulting from ingestion of oocysts during pregnancy. Calves born carrying infection derived from either endogenous or exogenous transplacental transmission are capable of infecting their offspring when they start to breed. This… CONTINUE READING