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Bovine babesiosis

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Babesiosis is one of the most important tick-borne diseases causing economic losses in cattle-production systems world-wide, especially in tropical and subtropical regions, where it is caused by both Babesia bigemina and Babesia bovis. In Northern Europe, bovine babesiosis is caused by Babesia divergens. In cattle, the parasites only occur in erythrocytes, and haemolysis is the primary mechanism leading to the development of clinical signs.

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English
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Audience: 
Student
License Condition: Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0  
Education Level: 
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Academic Year: 
2013
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Prof Banie Penzhorn

  • BVSc(Pret), MAgric(Wildlife Science)(Texas A&M), DSc(Wildlife Management)(Pret)
  • Retired at the end of 2011, after a 31-year academic career at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Currently a part-time senior research fellow at the Faculty
  • Managing director of the South African Veterinary Association