The epidemiological aspects of sheep piroplasmosis in Sudan are poorly studied, and further
investigations using sensitive and precise techniques are required. In this study, the Reverse Line Blot (RLB)
hybridization assay was used to detect and simultaneously differentiate between Theileria and Babesia species. DNA
was extracted from blood collected on filter paper (n=219) from apparently healthy sheep from six different
geographical localities in Sudan. Results indicated that Theileria ovis (88.6%), T. separata (20.1%), T. lestoquardi
(16.4%) and T. annulata (16.4%) DNA could be detected in the blood samples. Single and mixed Theileria infections
were detected in 74 (33.8%) and 124 (56.6%) respectively and T. ovis being the most prevalent species in the country.
T. ovis and T. separata were reported for the first time in sheep in Sudan.
The African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) is a natural reservoir host for both pathogenic and nonpathogenic
Theileria species. These often occur naturally as mixed infections in buffalo.
Although the benign and mildly ...
Latif, Abdalla A.; Mans, Ben J. (Barend Johannes); Pienaar, Ronel; Thekisoe, Oriel M.M.(Cambridge University Press, 2014)
Strict control measures apply to movement of buffalo in South Africa including testing for Theileria parva, the causative
agent of Corridor disease in cattle. The official test is a real-time hybridization PCR assay that ...
Theileria parva is the causative agent of Corridor disease in cattle in South Africa. The African
buffalo (Syncerus caffer) is the reservoir host, and, as these animals are important for eco-tourism in
South Africa, it ...