6-Title: Incidences of theileria and babesia in Nangrahar province of Afghanistan

Authors: Tawheed Ali Azeemi, Mohammad Zameer and Gul Rahman

Source: Ruminant Science (2013)-2(2):145-147.

How to cite this manuscript: Azeemi TA, Zameer M and Rahman  G (2013). Incidences of theileria and babesia in Nangrahar province of Afghanistan. Ruminant Science 2(2):145-147.


Present study was conduct to find out the incidence of theileria and babesia in Nangrahar province. Blood smear examinations of 450 infected animals from 7 districts were studied to find out the incidence these diseases. The higher percentage of infected animals were recorded in Bihsood (31.97%), Jalalabad (26.34%) and Sur-raod (16.37%) districts while Kuz-Kunar, Rodat, Chaprehar and Kama had 11.76%, 9.33%, 8.95%, 7.78%, respectively. Total 70% of the animals were infected by theileria followed by 22.44% of babesia and 6.8% by mixed infection. Cattle were found to be highly infected by theileria (46.89%), babesia (8.89%) and mixed infection (4.89%). The infection rate of calves was theileria (15.33%), babesia (8.67%) and mixed infection (1.1%). Sheep had lowest number infection compare to cattle and calf i.e theileria (8.44%), babesia (4.89%) and mixed infection (0.89%).


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