besnoitiosis

besnoitiosis

is endemic in tropical and sub-tropical regions with high infection rate but low mortality; rare elsewhere. The cutaneous form of besnoitiosis in horses and burros, caused by Besnoitia bennetti; characterized by a widespread, serious dermatitis. The disease in cattle, caused by B. besnoiti, is a systemic one manifested by swelling of the lymph nodes, subcutaneous swellings, diarrhea, abortion and infertility.
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Sclerodermatitis in a cow with besnoitiosis. By permission from Blowey RW, Weaver AD, Diseases and Disorders of Cattle, Mosby, 1997
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El aumento de la frecuencia de la besnoitiosis bovina en los ultimos anos en Europa responde a dos motivos principales: el incremento del censo de ganado bovino de carne y el mayor numero de transacciones comerciales entre diferentes zonas europeas.
Es importante senalar el uso de sementales infectados y el papel que estos juegan en la trasmision de la besnoitiosis a traves de la monta natural, teniendo en cuenta que algunos quistes subcutaneos muy superficiales podrian romperse durante la copula.
It has expanded and new conditions like congenital vertebral malformation, erythropoietic porphyria, incarcerated umbilical hernia, bleeding calf syndrome, besnoitiosis, tail sequestrum, rib fracture, abomasal impaction, tuberculosis, cardiac tamponade from tire wire, digital dermatitis, crushed tail head, BVD/MD retinopathy, botulism, fatty liver syndrome, persistent preputial frenulum, ischemic teat necrosis, and jejunal hemorrhagic syndrome.