Theileria infection in domestic ruminants in northern Ethiopia
- Autores: Baneth G, Gebrekidan H, Hailu A, Kassahun A, Maia C, Rohousova I, Talmi-Frank D, Warburg A
- Ano de Publicação: 2014
- Journal: Veterinary Parasitology
- Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304401713006390
Piroplasmosis caused by different tick-borne hemoprotozoan parasites of the genera Theileria and Babesia is among the most economically important infections of domestic ruminants in sub-Saharan Africa. A survey for piroplasm infection was conducted in three locations in Northern Ethiopia. Of 525 domestic ruminants surveyed, 80% of the cattle, 94% of the sheep and 2% of the goats were positive for different Theileria spp. based on PCR of blood followed by DNA sequencing.