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dc.contributor.authorDa Silva, Jenevaldo Barbosa [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorAndré, Marcos Rogério [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorda Fonseca, Adivaldo Henrique
dc.contributor.authorde Albuquerque Lopes, Cinthia Távora
dc.contributor.authorda Silva Lima, Danillo Henrique
dc.contributor.authorde Andrade, Stefano Juliano Tavares
dc.contributor.authorOliveira, Carlos Magno Chaves
dc.contributor.authorBarbosa, José Diomedes
dc.identifier.citationVeterinary Parasitology, v. 197, n. 3-4, p. 678-681, 2013.
dc.description.abstractBovine babesiosis is a tick-borne disease caused mainly by Babesia bovis and Babesia bigemina, which are associated to considerable economic losses in cattle herds worldwide. Approximately 60% of buffalo herds in South America are located in Northern Brazil. Little is known about the impact of babesiosis on buffalo herds in Brazil. The present work aimed to verify the occurrence of B. bovis and B. bigemina in 542 water buffaloes in the state of Pará, Northern Brazil, using molecular and serological techniques. The percentage of seropositive animals for B. bovis and B. bigemina was 41.2% and 19.0%, respectively, by ELISA. B. bovis and B. bigemina DNA were detected in 15 and 16% of sampled buffaloes, respectively. A high correlation (Kappa index of 0.9) between serological and molecular tests suggests that the combination of the utilized techniques in the present study is suitable for babesiosis diagnosis in an endemic unstable area. Significantly difference of positivity for serological and molecular assays was verified to localities and reproductive status of sampled animals, but not between buffalo breeds. The immune status of sampled buffaloes associated to the circulation of babesiosis agents in sampled population suggests that the studied area is at risk to clinical babesiosis outbreaks. Furthermore, this study demonstrated that this region can be classified as endemically unstable. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.en
dc.relation.ispartofVeterinary Parasitology
dc.subjectWater buffaloes
dc.titleMolecular and serological prevalence of Babesia bovis and Babesia bigemina in water buffaloes in the north region of Brazilen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp)
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ)
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Federal do Pará (UFPA)
dc.description.affiliationLaboratório de Imunoparasitologia Departamento de Patologia Veterinária Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias FCAV-UNESP, Via de Acesso Prof. Paulo Donato Castellane s/n, 14884-900 Jaboticabal, SP
dc.description.affiliationLaboratório de Doenças Parasitárias Departamento de Epidemiologia e Saúde Pública Universidade Federal Rural de Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ), Br 465, Km 7, 23890-000 Seropédica, RJ
dc.description.affiliationInstituto de Medicina Veterinária Universidade Federal do Pará, Rodovia Br 316, Km 61, Bairro Saudade, 68740-970 Castanhal, PA
dc.description.affiliationUnespLaboratório de Imunoparasitologia Departamento de Patologia Veterinária Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias FCAV-UNESP, Via de Acesso Prof. Paulo Donato Castellane s/n, 14884-900 Jaboticabal, SP
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unesp.campusUniversidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp), Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias, Jaboticabalpt[2]
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