Theileria infections in small ruminants in the east and southeast Anatolia.


This study was carried out to determine the prevalence of Theileria (T.) ovis and to investigate the presence of T. lestoquardi in small ruminants by microscopic examination (ME) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in the East and Southeast Anatolia. Whole blood samples (677 sheep and 142 goats) and thin blood smears (656 sheep and 139 goats) were collected from Malatya, Muş, Erzincan, Erzurum, Iğdir, Diyarbakir and Mardin. Piroplasms of Theileria spp. were detected in 18.29% (120/656) of sheep and 2.88% (4/139) of goats by ME. T. ovis was detected in 58.79% (398/677) of sheep and 11.27% (16/142) of goats by PCR whereas T. lestoquardi was not detected in the same animals.

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@article{Altay2007TheileriaII, title={Theileria infections in small ruminants in the east and southeast Anatolia.}, author={K{\"{u}rşat Altay and M{\"{u}nir Aktaş and Nazir Dumanli}, journal={Turkiye parazitolojii dergisi}, year={2007}, volume={31 4}, pages={268-71} }