Submitted to: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: February 1, 1999
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: Neospora caninum is a protozoan parasite of livestock and companion animals. It is a major cause of abortion in dairy cattle, particularly in California. Until recently, transmission from mother to fetus was the only recognized natural mode of transmission. Recently, the resistant stage of this parasite (oocyst) was found in dog feces. The importance of the recent discovery and the economic impact of bovine neosporosis are discussed in this paper.