Large Babesia Species transmitted to Splenectomized Calves by Field Collections of British Ticks (Haemaphysalis punctata)

@article{Brocklesby1970LargeBS,
  title={Large Babesia Species transmitted to Splenectomized Calves by Field Collections of British Ticks (Haemaphysalis punctata)},
  author={David W. Brocklesby and Stanley F Barnett},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1970},
  volume={228},
  pages={1215-1215}
}
BETWEEN 1902, when it was first established that babesiosis (redwater) in Britain was caused by a piroplasm1, and 1911 it was thought that the common cause of this disease was Babesia bigemina, a large piroplasm. In 1911, M'Fadyean and Stockman described2 a small piroplasm, Babesia divergens, from British cattle. During 1968 the original colour paintings used by M'Fadyean and Stockman were given to one of us and a study of the early literature that these illustrations stimulated suggested that… CONTINUE READING