Theileria infection in domestic ruminants in northern Ethiopia

Hagos Gebrekidan, Asrat Hailu, Aysheshm Kassahun, Iva Rohoušová, Carla Maia, Dalit Talmi-Frank, Alon Warburg, Gad Baneth

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Piroplasmosis caused by different tick-borne hemoprotozoan parasites of the genera Theileria and Babesia is among the most economically important infections of domestic ruminants in sub-Saharan Africa. A survey for piroplasm infection was conducted in three locations in Northern Ethiopia. Of 525 domestic ruminants surveyed, 80% of the cattle, 94% of the sheep and 2% of the goats were positive for different Theileria spp. based on PCR of blood followed by DNA sequencing. Sheep had a significantly higher rate of infection compared with cattle (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-38
Number of pages8
JournalVeterinary Parasitology
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 24 Feb 2014


  • Ethiopia
  • Sarcocystis capracanis
  • Sarcocystis tenella
  • Theileria annulata
  • Theileria orientalis


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