MOLECULAR DETECTION OF Babesia bigemina FROM BLOOD OF DAIRY CATTLE

MOLECULAR DETECTION OF Babesia bigemina FROM BLOOD OF DAIRY CATTLE

Title: MOLECULAR DETECTION OF Babesia bigemina FROM BLOOD OF DAIRY CATTLE

Authors: AB Parmar, HH Panchasara, KB Patel, HC Chauhan and BS Chandel

Source: Ruminant Science (2018)-7(2):287-288.

Cite this reference as: Parmar AB, Panchasara HH, Patel KB, Chauhan HC and Chandel BS (2018). Molecular detection of Babesia bigemina from blood of dairy cattle. Ruminant Science 7(2):287-288.

Abstract

Babesiosis is a tick borne disease of exotic and crossbred animals having high morbidity, mortality and economic losses in livestock industries of India. In the present study a total 239 HF crossbred cattle were screened for babesiosis using PCR. Of the 33 clinically  affected animals 14 samples were PCR positive  (Group I- Clinical group) and 12 samples were positive out of 40 samples from cattle suspected for subclinical (Group II- sub-clinical group)  Babesiosis using species specific primers The disease has prevalence rate of 10.87 percent based on polymerase chain reaction. A specific 1023 bp in gel electrophoresis indicate the Babesia bigemina species responsible for the babesiosis tick borne disease.

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