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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(8): 2310-2314
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.608.272


Prevalence of Bovine Babesiosis and Theileriosis in Kerala, India
Pradeep R. Kariyappa1, Reghu Ravindran1*, Murikoli Nimisha1, Birur Mallappa Amrutha1, Prashant Somalingappa Kurbet1, Karapparambu Gopalan Ajith Kumar1, Anju Varghese1, Chundayil Kalarikkal Deepa1 and Chemmangattuvalappil Narendranath Dinesh2
1Department of Veterinary Parasitology, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pookode, Lakkidi, P.O., Wayanad-673576, Kerala, India
2Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pookode, Lakkidi, P.O., Wayanad-673576, Kerala, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The prevalence of bovine babesiosis and theileriosis in northern, middle and southern regions of Kerala was studied. A total of 246 apparently normal/healthy crossbred adult cattle blood smears were screened by microscopy after Giemsa’s staining. Among 246 animals screened, 26.82 per cent were positive for Theileria orientalis and 8.13 per cent were positive for Babesia bigemina. The present study revealed, higher prevalence of T. orientalis in northern Kerala (40 per cent) and middle Kerala (39.28 per cent), whereas B. bigemina was highly prevalent in southern Kerala (14.94 per cent).


Keywords: Babesia bigemina, Theileria orientalis, Prevalence, Cattle, Kerala.
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Pradeep R. Kariyappa, Reghu Ravindran, Murikoli Nimisha, Birur Mallappa Amrutha, Prashant Somalingappa Kurbet, Karapparambu Gopalan Ajith Kumar, Anju Varghese, Chundayil Kalarikkal Deepa and Chemmangattuvalappil Narendranath Dinesh. 2017. Prevalence of Bovine Babesiosis and Theileriosis in Kerala.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(8): 2310-2314. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.608.272