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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Neospora Caninum Identification in An Aborted Bovine Fetus in Spain

Authors
item Fondevila, D - UNIV AUTONOMA BARCELEONA
item Anor, S - UNIVER AUTONOMA BARCELONA
item Pumarola, M - UNIV AUTONOMA BARCELONA
item Dubey, Jitender

Submitted to: Veterinary Parasitology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: February 3, 1998
Publication Date: N/A

Interpretive Summary: Neosporosis is a newly recognized disease caused by a single-celled parasite, Neospora caninum. It is a major cause of abortion in dairy cattle in several countries including the U.S. Scientists at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center and the University in Barcelona, Spain report Neospora-associated abortion in cattle from Spain for the first time. These results will be of interest to veterinarians, pathologists, and parasitologists.

Technical Abstract: Neospora caninum tachyzoites were identified in areas of the cerebrum with lesions of nonsuppurative encephalitis in an aborted bovine fetus in Spain.

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