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A survey for tick-borne pathogens in Korean native cattle from northern area of Gyeongbuk
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A survey for tick-borne pathogens in Korean native cattle from northern area of Gyeongbuk
Cho, Jae-Cheong; Jeon, Woo-Jin; Kim, Seon-Soo; Kim, Seong-Guk;
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This study was carried out to investigate the tick-borne pathogens from one hundred nineteen cattle farms (38 farms of Andong, 41 of Yeongju, 12 of Uiseong, 5 of Cheongsong, 5 of Yoengyang, 18 of Bonghwa) in northern areas of Gyeongbuk province by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Among 119 cattle farms, the positive ratios against Babesia, Theileria, Anaplasma, Ehrlichia and Rickettsia were 3.4% (4/119), 10.1% (12/119), 6.7% (8/119), 1.7% (2/119) and 16.8% (20/119), respectively. Also, the PCR results revealed that 8 farms were positive for T. sergenti in positive of Theileria and 2 farms were positive for A. phagocytophilum in positive of Anaplasma. Therefore, further studies regarding vectors, environmental condition, interaction between domestic and wild animals and development of control program are needed to reduce the numbers of bovine tick-borne disease in northern areas of Gyeongbuk province.
Korean native cattle;Tick-borne pathogens;Babesia;Theileria;Anaplasma;Ehrlichia;Rickettsia;PCR;
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