Overview of Vaccination Against Babesiosis and Theileriosis – Biological Times

Overview of Vaccination Against Babesiosis and Theileriosis

Publication Date : 09-01-2024

Author(s) :

Hazkeel Ahmed, Asim Shamim, Syed Muhammad ali shah .

Volume/Issue :
Volume 2
Issue 12
(01 - 2024)

Abstract :

Babesia and Theileria are continuously becoming a challenge for livestock. No part of the world is safe from these pathogens. Although some species of cattle like Zebu cattle are resistant to these pathogens, then other species of cattle are being infected by these pathogens, ultimately leading to economic losses in the form of decrease in milk and meat production. The use of vaccines has not given us so much benefit, because these vaccines require the maintenance of cold chain, causing difficulty for eradication of these pathogens from the developing countries, as a result of which exotic breeds are at greater risk of being infected from Babesia and Theileria. spp Moreover, the prevalence of these pathogens is now not only limited to animals, the cases of human babesiosis are also reported in some parts of the world like Europe, developing Babesia as a pathogen of zoonotic importance.

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