EPIDEMIOLOGICAL PREVALENCE OF THEILERIA SPP. INFECTED CATTLE IN BEHAIRA DISTRICT
Nasr M. El-Bahy, Soad M. Menshawy, Wael M. Goda, Sherif M. Nasr, Eman K. Bazh* and Abdelrahman A. Abou-Rwash
A survey for theileria spp infection was conducted in five localities in Behaira district, Egypt. Of 839 cattle was surveyed and found 93 (11.08%) were positive for Theileria spp using Giemsa stained blood smears and the results were confirmed by PCR. Theileria spp. reach its peak in Autumn (15.52%), and the lowest one in Winter (3.14%), According to the age, the results of our study revealed that animals less than one year showed less prevalence and the most prevalent was animals more than three years, concerning to the locality, the infection rate of was highest in Abouhomos and lowest in Abo-ELmatameir.
Keywords: Cattle, Theileria, PCR, Behaira, Egypt.
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