EXPERIMENTAL TRANSMISSION OF BESNOITIA caprae IN GOATS

Citation:
KIAMBI PROFKANGETHEE. "EXPERIMENTAL TRANSMISSION OF BESNOITIA caprae IN GOATS.". In: journal. Kisipan, M.L.; 1999.

Abstract:

Experimental transmission of Besnoitia caprae from naturally infected goats to susceptible ones was achieved by intra-nasal instillation and intra-conjuctival inoculation of cystozoites containing suspensions, subcutaneous implantation of fascia containing cysts and alternate needle pricking between infected and non infected goats. Typical chronic symptoms developed in the fascia infected does.Cystozoites inoculation into the eyes and mouth did not result in infection in utero, suggesting that intra-uterine transmission may not occur. In contrast to does with acute besnoitiosis, which occasionally aborted, the does with chronic besnoitiosis gave birth to healthy kids. Kids below the age of 4 months (pre-weaned period) born both to infected and non infected does were susceptible to besnoitiosis but appeared to be more resistant than adult goats.

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