tick borne disease

Tick-borne diseases of Zimbabwe: Lumpy skin disease (LSD)

Lumpy skin disease (LSD) is a viral disease that occurs across the globe. It is a transboundary disease that is categorised as a notifiable disease by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). The disease is caused by lumpy skin disease virus (LSDV) that belongs to the family Poxviridae,[...]

By Specialist Writer|21st November 2023|Categories: Animal health, Articles, Livestock and game|Tags: , |

Tick-borne diseases in Zimbabwe part 2: African and Asiatic redwater in cattle

The term redwater (babesiosis) is a generic term that refers to two diseases, namely African redwater and Asiatic or European redwater. In cattle, it is caused by a protozoan blood parasite in the red blood cells. Two species of the blood parasite occur in Southern Africa, namely Babesia bigemina,[...]

By Benine Ackermann and Tisha Steyn|6th September 2023|Categories: Articles, Livestock and game, Stock and game farming|Tags: , |
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