Tick-borne diseases in Zimbabwe: Heartwater

Economically speaking, heartwater is one of the most important tick-borne diseases in cattle, sheep, and goats in Zimbabwe. It is an acute, fatal, infectious but non-contagious, tick-borne disease of ruminants caused by Ehrlichia ruminantium (formerly Cowdria ruminantium) and transmitted by Amblyomma ticks, and the bont tick in particular. The disease can cause[...]

By Tisha Steyn|17th October 2023|Categories: Animal health, Articles, Livestock and game|Tags: , , |
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