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October 4th, 2018

Theileria equi and Babesia caballi in vitro culture

Equine piroplasmosis (EP) is an infectious disease of equids caused by the intraerythrocytic protozoan parasites Babesia caballi (B. caballi) and Theileria equi (T. equi). The importance of this disease is the fact that, after the infection, horses can remain as chronic carriers of the parasites for a long time, being seropositive but showing clinical signs only in cases of immunosuppression or intense exercise. EP involves serious economic losses for the equine industry due to the restrictions …

Camino E., Carvajal KA., Buendia A., Dorrego Rodríguez A. and Cruz F.

VISAVET Outreach Journal
VISAVET Health Surveillance Centre (U.C.M.)

August 3rd, 2017

EIA: Equine Infectious Anemia

Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) or swamp fever is a chronic infectious disease of equids caused by a lentivirus of the Retroviridae family. In this article we summarise the most important features of the transmission, clinical signs, diagnosis and control measures to be implemented once the diagnosis has been confirmed, as well as the present situation of the disease in Spain.…

Camino E. and Cruz F.

VISAVET Outreach Journal
VISAVET Health Surveillance Centre (U.C.M.)

June 5th, 2017

Hepatitis E: zoonotic emerging disease in industrialized countries

Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is the main cause of viral acute hepatitis in humans worldwide. In endemic areas the virus is mainly transmitted through contaminated water, while in industrialized countries sporadic cases are basically related to animals and hepatitis E is currently considered an emerging zoonotic disease. Besides swine, there are other wild animals such as wild boars and deers which can be reservoirs of this disease. The origin of infection in humans is linked to direct contact with in…

Garcia N.

VISAVET Outreach Journal
VISAVET Health Surveillance Centre (U.C.M.)

April 3rd, 2017

Equine piroplasmosis

Babesia caballi (B. caballi) and Theileria equi (T.equi) are obligate intraerythrocytic protozoan parasites that cause equine piroplamosis. Previously, T. equi was known as Babesia equi. These parasites are transmitted by ticks of the genera Dermacentor, Hyalomma and Rhipicephalus. Ticks become infected by ingesting these protozoan which are in the blood of infected horses. Horses that survive can become inapparent carriers for a long time and they are a source of infection for the ticks which w…

Camino E. and Cruz F.

VISAVET Outreach Journal
VISAVET Health Surveillance Centre (U.C.M.)

September 8th, 2016

Most appropriate samples to be taken when facing a suspicion of infectious disease in horses

Whenever there is a suspicion of infectious disease in a horse, it is important to take into account several basic aspects of the sampling for the laboratory analysis in order to avoid mistakes in this stage which could lead to false drawn conclusions in the interpretation of results. In this article we summarise the most appropriate samples that should be taken when facing a horse with a suspicion of infectious disease.…

Cruz F.

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