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[Asymptomatic carrier state in Creole goats and cattle after recovery from Cowdria infection in Guadeloupe].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Revue d'élevage et de médecine vétérinaire des pays tropicaux
Publication Date
Volume
45
Issue
2
Pages
133–135
Identifiers
PMID: 1301623
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Creole goats and cattle in Guadeloupe can be carriers of cowdriosis (heartwater: Cowdria ruminantium) after recovery for a period as long as 11 months in goats and 2 months in cattle. The carrier status was demonstrated by feeding Amblyomma variegatum nymphs on recovered animals and the resulting adult ticks on susceptible goats. Cowdria ruminantium was not detected permanently during the carrier status.

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