36-Title: Studies on prevalence and risk factors associated with theileriosis in cattle calves in Bikaner

36-Title: Studies on prevalence and risk factors associated with theileriosis in cattle calves in Bikaner

Authors: Meenal, AP Singh, JP Kachhawa and TC Nayak

Source: Ruminant Science (2022)-11(2):435-439.

How to cite this manuscript: Meenal, Singh AP, Kachhawa JP and Nayak TC (2022). Studies on prevalence and risk factors associated with theileriosis in cattle calves in Bikaner. Ruminant Science 11(2):435-439.


Bovine tropical theileriosis is a tick-borne protozoan disease, which is a very common and severe disease of cattle calves. In the present investigation, one hundred one cattle calves (below 6 month of age) were screened for prevalence of theileriosis in the Bikaner district of Rajasthan. Blood samples were collected from cattle calves; which were suspected based on history and classical clinical signs of theileriosis, and PCR were carried out. Overall prevalence of theileriosis in cattle calves was found 46.53 per cent. Young age, breed, season and housing and hygienic practices were ascertained as risk factors for theileriosis in cattle calves.


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