Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/14/2004
Publication Date: 7/6/2005
Citation: Dubey, J.P. 2005. Neosporosis, in Kahn, C.M., eds. The Merck Veterinary Manual nineth edition, Publication Services, Merck and Co., White House Station, New Jersey, USA, 535 p.
Interpretive Summary: Infection by the single-celled parasite Neospora caninum causes abortion in livestock. A scientist from the Beltsville Agricultural Research Service reviewed information on neosporosis in animals. This review will be of interest to veterinarians and parasitologists.
Technical Abstract: Neospora caninum causes abortion in cattle and paralysis in dogs. In the present paper biology of N. caninum infections in animals is reviewed.