Detection of Theileria and Babesia infections amongst asymptomatic cattle in Portugal
- Autores: Amaro A, Botelho A, Gomes J, Inacio J, Santos M, Santos-Gomes G, Soares R
- Ano de Publicação: 2013
- Journal: Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases
- Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23238244
Piroplasmosis caused by tick-borne hemoprotozoans of several Theileria and Babesia species has a major impact on livestock production worldwide. A reverse line blotting assay that includes genus- and species-specific probes for Theileria and Babesia species was used to assess the occurrence of these parasites in blood samples collected from 1407 healthy bovines throughout mainland Portugal.