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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Diagnosing the Cause of Parasite-Induced Abortions in Cattle

Authors
item Linsay David S, - COL VET MED, AUBURN UNIV
item Dubey, Jitender
item Blagburn B L, - COL VET MED, AUBURN UNIV

Submitted to: Journal of Veterinary Medicine
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: January 31, 1995
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Diagnosis of abortion in cattle is a major problem because etiology of more than half of abortions is not established. Among the protozoa, Neospora caninum, Tritrichomonas foetus, and Sarcocystis cruzi can cause bovine abortion. Of these N. caninum is the most recently discovered cause of abortion. This review briefly summarizes methods to diagnose protozoal abortion.

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