The effect of tick control on the epidemiology of bovine babesiosis

Show simple item record De Vos, A.J. Potgieter, F.T.
dc.contributor.editor Bigalke, R.D. 2015-11-19T13:57:22Z 2015-11-19T13:57:22Z 2015 1983
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dc.description.abstract The effect of tick control on the infection rates of Babesia bovis and Babesia bigemina are reported for 6 geographical regions in South Africa. Under conditions of poor tick control the situation for B. bovis as one of apparent enzootic instability in the 2 regions where its presence was recorded. Under similar conditions the situation for B. bigemina was generally stable. With good tick control B. bovis infection rates were reduced to very low levels, with minimal losses being recorded. In the case of B. bigemina, good tick control reduced the infection rates in cattle but increased the risk of outbreaks. We concluded that, unless regular dipping is necessary to limit damage done by ticks per se, control of ticks is not justified economically as a means of minimizing the risks of babesiosis outbreaks in South Africa. en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation De Vos, AJ & Potgieter, FT 1983, 'The effect of tick control on the epidemiology of bovine babesiosis, Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, vol. 50, no. 1, pp. 3-5. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0330-2465
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Published by The Government Printer, Pretoria en_ZA
dc.rights ©ARC - Onderstepoort and Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria (original). ©University of Pretoria. Dept. of Library Services (digital). en_ZA
dc.subject Veterinary medicine en_ZA
dc.subject.lcsh Veterinary medicine -- South Africa
dc.title The effect of tick control on the epidemiology of bovine babesiosis en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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