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ISSN Print: 2349-6800 | ISSN Online: 2320-7078

Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies

2017, Vol. 5, Issue 3
Study the incidence of babesiosis in cattle of afghan refugees in Mohmand agency, Pakistan

Baharullah Khattak, Muhammad Jamil Khan, Taj Ali Khan, Mubashir Hussain, Syed Ishtiaq Anjum, Shahid Niaz Khan and Ayesha Haleem Shah

The present study was conducted to determine the incidence of babesiosis in cattle of Afghan refugees in Mohmand Agency, FATA, and Pakistan. Blood samples from 380 animals (190 cow and190 buffaloes) were randomly collected and screened for the incidence of babesiosis. Out of which 38 cattle were found positive for babesiosis, making an overall infection rate of 10%. The species of babesia parasites identified in this survey along with their incidence was: Babesia bovis 23 (12.10%) and Babesia bigemina 15 (7.89%) respectively. It was concluded that Babesia bovis and Babesia bigemina cause babesiosis in cattle, which is one of the major pathogenic tick borne haemo parasitic disease of cattle and other domestic animals.
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How to cite this article:
Baharullah Khattak, Muhammad Jamil Khan, Taj Ali Khan, Mubashir Hussain, Syed Ishtiaq Anjum, Shahid Niaz Khan, Ayesha Haleem Shah. Study the incidence of babesiosis in cattle of afghan refugees in Mohmand agency, Pakistan. J Entomol Zool Stud 2017;5(3):1422-1424.
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