Artificial feeding of Rhipicephalus microplus female ticks with anti calreticulin serum do not influence tick and Babesia bigemina acquisition
- Autores: Antunes S, de la Fuente J, Domingos A, Domingues N, Lerias J, Merino O, Mosqueda J
- Ano de Publicação: 2015
- Journal: Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases
- Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25262467
Ticks are obligate haematophagous ectoparasites considered the principal vectors of disease among animals. Rhipicephalus microplus and R. annulatus ticks are the most important vectors for Babesia bigemina and B. bovis, two of the most important intraerythrocytic protozoan parasites species in cattle, responsible for babesiosis which together with anaplasmosis account for substantial economic losses in the livestock industry worldwide.