Bovine neosporosis: Clinical relevance and perspectives

F. López-Gatius, I. Garcia-Ispierto, B. Serrano-Pérez, S. Almería

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Abstract

Neospora caninum is a protozoan parasite with a host preference for cattle and dogs. Bovine neosporosis has emerged as a major cause of abortion in cattle worldwide. An important question to better understand the disease is why all infected cows do not abort? At present there is no effective treatment or vaccine. This review focuses, from a clinical perspective, on the epidemiology of the disease and on prospects and recommendations for its control. Markers related to the diagnosis and to the risk of abortion in the infected cow are also described.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-21
JournalCattle Practice
Volume24
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

Keywords

  • Bovine neosporosis
  • Hormones
  • Pregnancy associated glycoproteins
  • Serology

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