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.
Pienaar, Ronel; Potgieter, Fred T.; Latif, Abdalla A.; Thekisoe, Oriel M.M.; Mans, Ben J. (Barend Johannes)(Cambridge University Press, 2011-02-11)
Buffalo-adapted Theileria parva causes Corridor disease in cattle. Strict control measures therefore apply to the movement
of buffalo in South Africa and include mandatory testing of buffalo for the presence of T. parva. ...
Latif, Abdalla A.; Hove, T.; Kanhai, G.K.; Masaka, S.; Boomker, Jacob Diederik Frederik(Published jointly by the Agricultural Research Council, ARC-Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute and the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria., 2001)
Eight cattle immunized with cattle-derived Theileria parva Boleni stabilate together with six susceptible controls were released in Dombawera Game Park on the Highveld of Zimbabwe. This coincided with Rhipicephalus ...
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 ...