Bovine Ehrlichiosis

  • C. G. Stewart

Summary

Ehrlichia bovis infection in cattle is seldom reported and is usually associated with subclinical infection. A severe disease which was associated with infection with Ehrlichia bovis and known as Nofel, has been reported from the Sudan and other countries in Central Africa. Bovine ehrlichiosis is characterized by irregular fever, drooping of the ears, turning and lymphadenitis. There is a high mortality with animals dying within a few hours in the peracute form of the disease and within 36 to 48 h in the acute form of the disease.

Transmission occurs following bites by infected ticks. Amblyomma variegatum and Rhipicephalus appendiculatus have been proven to be vectors.

Keywords

Depression DMSO Constipation Encephalitis Dium 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. G. Stewart
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  1. 1.Department of Infectious Diseases & Public Health, Faculty of Veterinary ScienceMedical University of Southern AfricaMedunsaSouth Africa

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