The first survey of Theileria orientalis infection in Mongolian cattle.

@article{Altangerel2011TheFS,
  title={The first survey of Theileria orientalis infection in Mongolian cattle.},
  author={Khukhuu Altangerel and Badgar Battsetseg and Banzragch Battur and Thillaiampalam Sivakumar and Enkhbaatar Batmagnai and Galsandorj Javkhlan and Bumduuren Tuvshintulga and Ikuo Igarashi and Kotaro Matsumoto and Hisashi Inokuma and Naoaki Yokoyama},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={2011},
  volume={182 2-4},
  pages={343-8}
}
In the present study, we have surveyed the presence of a bovine Theileria protozoan, Theileria orientalis, in Mongolian cattle and engorging tick populations from selected provinces and districts in Mongolia. The percentages of infection in the cattle and ticks ranged from 8.8 to 66.6 and from 3.7 to 73.3, respectively, on a per district basis. The genetic diversity of T. orientalis isolates was also studied, based on the protozoan gene encoding a major piroplasm surface protein (MPSP). At… CONTINUE READING

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