Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_3015

Bovine streptothricosis is associated with the tick species Amblyomma variegatum. It is an acute or chronic, local or progressive, and sometimes fatal, exudative dermatitis of cattle and other domestic and wild hosts caused by the bacterium Dermatophilus congolensis. It is characterized by a serious exudate which dries to mat the hair into paintbrush-like tufts, or to form crusts and thick scabs. It is widespread in tropical areas of vector distribution, where its appearance is mainly seasonal, occurring more during the rainy season.


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