Bovine theileriosis: an emerging problem in south-eastern Australia?

Islam, M. Khyrul, Jabbar, Abdul, Campbell, Bronwyn E., Cantacessi, Cinzia, and Gasser, Robin (2011) Bovine theileriosis: an emerging problem in south-eastern Australia? Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 11 (8). pp. 2095-2097.

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Abstract

Bovine theileriosis is an arthropod-borne disease caused by one or more haemoprotozoan parasites of the genus Theileria. Traditionally, Theileria infection in cattle in Australia was largely asymptomatic and recognized to be associated with Theileria buffeli, now assigned to the Theileria orientalis-group. There have been some recent outbreaks of theileriosis in dairy and beef cattle, mainly in subtropical climatic zone (New South Wales) of Australia. Here, we provide the first published evidence of an outbreak of bovine theileriosis in the south-eastern Australia (state of Victoria) linked to the ikeda and chitose genotypes of T. orientalis. Future investigations should focus sharply on the elucidating the epidemiology and ecology of Theileria in this region to subvert the possible impact on the cattle industry.

Item ID: 26442
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1567-7257
Keywords: Theileria orientalis-group, theileriosis, cattle, outbreak, Australia
Funders: Australian Research Council (ARC), National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2013 02:24
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0605 Microbiology > 060503 Microbial Genetics @ 40%
07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0707 Veterinary Sciences > 070708 Veterinary Parasitology @ 40%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0605 Microbiology > 060502 Infectious Agents @ 20%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 10%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970107 Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences @ 90%
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