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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2005 Vol.6 No.11 P.1057-1062


Comparative study of Anaplasma parasites in tick carrying buffaloes and cattle

Author(s):  RAJPUT Z.I., HU Song-hua, ARIJO A.G., HABIB M., KHALID M.

Affiliation(s):  Directorate of Animal Husbandry, Shahbaz Building, Block-A, Sindh Hyderabad, Pakistan; more

Corresponding email(s):   rao_rajput2002@yahoo.com

Key Words:  Anaplasma marginale, Anaplasma centrale, Buffaloes, Cattle, Ticks

RAJPUT Z.I., HU Song-hua, ARIJO A.G., HABIB M., KHALID M.. Comparative study of Anaplasma parasites in tick carrying buffaloes and cattle[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2005, 6(11): 1057-1062.

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A comparative study on the prevalence of Anaplasma parasite was conducted on ticks carrying buffaloes and cattle. Five hundred blood samples of both animals (250 of each) were collected during February, March and April. Thin blood smears on glass slides were made, fixed in 100% methyl alcohol and examined. Microscopic examination revealed that 205 (41%) animals had Anaplasma parasites, out of which 89, 44 and 72 animals had Anaplasma marginale, Anaplasma centrale and mixed infection respectively. Infected buffaloes and cattle were 75 and 130 respectively. The infection in female was 53 and 92 in buffaloes and cattle respectively. Twenty-two and 92 blood samples of male were found positive in buffaloes and cattle respectively. Comparative study revealed that the cattle were 26.82% more susceptible than buffaloes. The parasite prevailing percentage in female of both animals was slightly higher than that of the male. This investigation was aimed at studying the comparative prevalence of Anaplasma parasite in tick carrying buffaloes and cattle.

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Ye Htut Aung@Professor<yehtutaung78@yahoo.com>

2013-08-20 23:06:58

I am interested in bovine Babesiosis and Anaplasmosis.

Ye Htut Aung@Professor<yehtutaung78@yahoo.com>

2013-08-20 22:32:53

Interesting Paper!

Ye Htut Aung@Professor<yehtutaung78@yahoo.com>

2013-08-20 22:30:38

I am interested in Tick and Tick-borne diseases of cattle.

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