Prevalence of Stephanofilariasis in young Bos indicus cattle in north Australia

Johnson, S. J. and Toleman, Mark (1988) Prevalence of Stephanofilariasis in young Bos indicus cattle in north Australia. Veterinary Parasitology, 29 (4). pp. 333-339. ISSN 0304-4017


[Abstract]: Four consecutive annual of calf crops of known genotype from a single property in northern Australia were examined for the presence of stephanofilarial lesions. The animals ranged in age from 60 to 348 at the time of examination. Initial lesions of stephanofilariasis developed adjacent to the medial canthi of the eves: animals as young as 69 days of age were found infected. In all years, prevalence of lesions increased with age for all genotypes, and was significantly lower in genotypes with higher Bos indicus content (P<0.01). Males had a higher prevalence of lesions than females in only one year, and in two of the years, dark-coloured animals had a higher prevalence of lesions than light-coloured ones.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Item Status: Live Archive
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Depositing User: Mrs Rae Jones
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2009 06:29
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:17
Uncontrolled Keywords: Stephanofilariasis; Bos indicus cattle; Australia
Fields of Research (FoR): 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0707 Veterinary Sciences > 070708 Veterinary Parasitology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9604 Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species > 960403 Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1016/0304-4017(88)90150-1

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