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Canine babesiosis: from molecular taxonomy to control

Irwin, P.J. (2009) Canine babesiosis: from molecular taxonomy to control. Parasites & Vectors, 2 (Suppl 1). S4.

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Abstract

Canine babesiosis is a clinically significant emerging vector-borne disease caused by protozoan haemoparasites. This review article considers recent literature pertaining to the taxonomic classification of Babesia and Theileria species affecting dogs and the geographical distribution of these parasites. The diagnosis of canine babesiosis by traditional, molecular and serological methods is reviewed, together with recent advances in our understanding of the pathophysiology of piroplasmosis, and of the treatment and prevention of this disease.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: BioMed Central
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/16405
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