Brain smear of a bovine that died from cerebral babesiosis
University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Paraclinical Sciences. Section of Pathology; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Veterinary Tropical Diseases
Cerebral redwater is diagnosed at necropsy by the examination of strained brain smears. The majority of erythrocytes are parasitized by Babesia bovis. In the cerebral form of the disease the grey matter of the cerebrum and cerebellum is a reddish pink colour due to severe congestion. .
Metadata assigned by Prof. R.C. Tustin, Professor Emeritus: DVTD. His academic and professional experience includes: veterinarian for 54 years,
senior lecturer at UP for 7 years, head of Department at UP for 17 years and Veterinary Council for 3 years.
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