Babesia bovis


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Babesia bovis

The causative organism of hemoglobinuria and jaundice (red-water fever) in cattle. It is a tick-borne protozoan parasite that infects cattle in tropical and sub tropical regions of the world and can cause huge losses of livestock.
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Babesia

a genus of large, round to pyriform protozoa, of the family Babesiidae. Includes piroplasms. These protozoa pass part of their life cycle in erythrocytes. Transmission between animals is by ticks.

Babesia bigemina
causes babesiosis of cattle and some wild ruminants.
Babesia bovis
causes babesiosis of cattle and some wild ruminants. Includes B. argentina, B. berberi, B. colchica.
Babesia caballi
causes a mild form of babesiosis in horses.
Babesia canis
causes babesiosis in dogs.
Babesia cati
found in cats.
Babesia colchica
see B. bovis (above).
Babesia divergens
causes a mild form of babesiosis of cattle and some wild ruminants.
Babesia equi
causes babesiosis in horses.
Babesia felis
causes babesiosis of cats.
Babesia gibsoni
causes babesiosis in dogs.
Babesia herpaiuri
found in cats.
Babesia hylomysci
found in red deer.
Babesia major
causes a mild form of babesiosis of cattle.
Babesia motasi
causes acute babesiosis in sheep and goats.
Babesia ovis
causes a mild form of babesiosis in sheep and goats.
Babesia pantherae
found in cats, leopard.
Babesia rodhaini
found in mice.
Babesia vogeli
found in dogs.