Neospora-like protozoan infection as a major cause of abortion in California dairy cattle.

Mark L Anderson, Patricia C Blanchard, B. C. Barr, J. P. Dubey, R. L. Hoffman, Patricia A Conrad

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Abstract

Ninety-five aborted bovine fetuses received from California dairies over a 4.5-year period had histologic lesions of focal encephalitis. Protozoa that reacted with Neospora caninum antiserum were detected in the brain of 88 of these fetuses and in the heart of 1 fetus. Sarcocystis spp schizonts were seen in the vascular endothelium of 1 fetus. It was concluded that a Neospora-like cyst-forming coccidian may be a major cause of abortion in California dairy cattle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)241-244
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Volume198
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 15 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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