Control of equine piroplasmosis in Brazil

Show simple item record Kerber, C.E. Ferreira, F. Pereira, M.C.
dc.contributor.editor Verwoerd, Daniel Wynand 2012-10-08T07:54:08Z 2012-10-08T07:54:08Z 2012 1999
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dc.description.abstract The importance of equine piroplasmosis control in endemic countries has increased in recent years and plays an important role to maintain the international market open to the horse industry. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the occurrence of equine piroplasmosis (Babesia equi or Theileria equi and Babesia caballi) in Brazil - a country where the disease occurs endemically - in different climatic conditions, and to evaluate the results of a strategy for tick control in order to decrease infection rates. Blood samples were taken from 720 horses on 28 farms from different regions and subjected for complement fixation testing. The strategy was based on the control of the tick population by spraying the horses with acaricides, treating positive horses and preventing cattle and horses from grazing together. A significant association was found in the prevalence of antibody titres in tropical and subtropical areas. A significantly lower prevalence rate occurred on those farms where measures to control tick population were established. Farms in endemic countries may significantly reduce the prevalence of equine piroplasmosis by establishing measures to control the tick population and treating chronic carrier horses. Additional measures for controlling ticks in tropical areas are also discussed. en
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dc.identifier.citation Kerber, CE, Ferreira, F & Pereira, MC 1999, 'Control of equine piroplasmosis in Brazil’. Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, vol. 66, no. 2, pp. 123-127. en
dc.identifier.issn 0330-2465
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Published by the Agricultural Research Council, Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute en
dc.rights © ARC-Onderstepoort (original). © University of Pretoria. Dept of Library Services (digital). en
dc.subject Veterinary medicine en
dc.subject Babesia caballi en
dc.subject Babesia equi en
dc.subject Boophilus microplus en
dc.subject Equine piroplasmosis en
dc.subject Ticks en
dc.subject Theileria equi en
dc.subject.lcsh Veterinary medicine -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Horses -- Diseases en
dc.title Control of equine piroplasmosis in Brazil en
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