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Int. J. Livest. Res.. 2012; 2(1): 78-81


Bovine Besnoitiosis - Impact on Profitable Cattle Production

Mir Shahnawaz Maqbool, Shakoor Ahmad Bhat, Shahid Nazir Shah, Bashir Ahmad Ganayi, Tavsief Ahmad Sheikh.

Abstract
Bovine besnoitiosis, a protozoal disease affects cattle of all age groups and also irrespective of breed and sex, although clinical disease rarely occurs in calves less than 6 months of age. The disease is responsible for economic losses to cattle owners in endemic areas due to mortality, loss of condition, low market value and temporary or permanent sterility. The present communication briefly presents the course of the disease.

Key words: Besnoitiosis, cattle, economic importance



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