The extent of parasite-associated necrosis in the placenta and foetal tissues of cattle following Neospora caninum infection in early and late gestation correlates with foetal death.

@article{Gibney2008TheEO,
  title={The extent of parasite-associated necrosis in the placenta and foetal tissues of cattle following Neospora caninum infection in early and late gestation correlates with foetal death.},
  author={E Helen Gibney and Anja Kipar and Anne Rosbottom and Catherine S Guy and Robert Frank Smith and Udo Hetzel and Alexander J. Trees and Diana J. L. Williams},
  journal={International journal for parasitology},
  year={2008},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={579-88}
}
The protozoan parasite Neospora caninum is the most frequently diagnosed abortifacient in the UK and a leading cause of abortion worldwide but the mechanisms leading to abortion are not fully understood. The distribution of parasites and the histopathological changes in the placenta and foetus were compared in 12 cows following experimental infection of cattle with N. caninum in early (n=6) and late (n=6) gestation, by PCR, immunohistology, light microscopy and transmission electron microscopy… CONTINUE READING
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