Texas fever


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Texas fever

n.
An infectious disease of cattle first identified in Texas, characterized by high fever, anemia, and emaciation and caused by parasitic protozoans of the genus Babesia that are transmitted by cattle ticks.
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Texas fever can kill up to 90 percent of yearling and adult cattle.
The incidence of Texas fever, which was spread by ticks brought from the South, appears to have been similarly spotty.
bigemina, that cause the cattle diseases collectively known as "Texas lever," "cattle fever," or "bovine babesiosis." Texas fever can kill up to 90 percent of yearling and adult cattle.

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