cowdriosis

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(hart'wah'tĕr),
A serious septicemic tropical disease caused by a rickettsial agent; geographic distribution primarily sub-Saharan Africa. The causative agent, Cowdria (Rickettsia ruminantium) is transferred by the bont ticks Amblyomma hebraeum and A. variegatumo affecting ruminants (bovine, caprine, and ovine, including antelope); peracute presentation consists of high fever and convulsions; acute cases present with neurologic signs and diarrhea; chronic cases are variable in presentation and signs may include pleural and pericardial effusion.

cowdriosis

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vaccination against cowdriosis and dosing once every fortnight in the rainy season and once a month in the dry season.
More commonly known as cowdriosis, the infection leads to a wasting condition which kills animals.