Author(s): Mazyad SA, Khalaf SA
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Abstract During the year 2001, a total of 475 sheep, 200 goats, 135 cattle and 190 camels in El Arich city and El Hassanah center were examined for Babesia ovis and Theileria ovis. Blood films were taken from the vein of the ear. Meanwhile, the animals were examined for tick infestations. B. ovis and Th. ovis were detected in 13 (2.7\%), and 14 (2.9\%) sheep, 14 (7.0\%), and 15 (7.5\%) goats, 13 (9.6\%), and 11 (8.1\%) cattle and 18 (9.5\%), and 24 (12.6\%) camels respectively. On the other hand, double infection was found in 114 (24\%) sheep, 51 (25\%) goats, 27 (20\%) cattle and 66 (34.7\%) camels. Adult ticks were identified as Rhipicephalus appendiculatus, R. bursa, R. turanicus and Haemaphysalis parva on sheep, Hyalomma anatolicum excavatum and Haemaphysalis sulcata on goats, Hyalomma lusitanicum on cattle and Hyalomma dromedarii, H. impeltatum, H. marginitum and H. a. anatolicum on camels. Babesia ovis and/or Theileria ovis were recorded in ticks gut and/or salivary glands in R. appendiculatus (20.\%), R. bursa (16.7\%), R. turanicus (10\%), Haemaphysalis parva (10\%), H. a. excavaium (30.\%), H. dromedarii (18\%), and H. a. anatolicum (6.7\%).
This article was published in J Egypt Soc Parasitol
and referenced in Journal of Bacteriology & Parasitology