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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Besides causing blood loss and decreased milk or meat production, ticks transmit a number of diseases, including babesiosis, anaplasmosis, and cowdriosis.
phagocytophilia Amblyoma Cowdriosis Cowdria ruminantium variegatum Anaplasmosis Anaplasma marginale R.
More commonly known as cowdriosis, the infection leads to a wasting condition which kills animals.
The eradication of anaplasmosis, babesiosis and cowdriosis in the French Overseas Departments is also supported (Euro 500,000).
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 degenerative wasting condition which kills animals.