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Title: Trypanosomosis in goats: Current status
Authors: Gutiérrez Cabrera, Carlos Javier 
Corbera Sánchez, Juan Alberto 
Morales Doreste, Manuel Francisco 
Büscher, Philippe
UNESCO Clasification: 310907 Patología
Keywords: Trypanosoma spp
Trypanosomosis
Goats
Current status
Issue Date: 2006
Journal: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 
Conference: 8th Biennial Conference of the Society-for-Tropical-Veterinary-Medicine 
Abstract: Trypanosomosis is a major constraint on ruminant livestock production in Africa, Asia, and South America. The principal host species affected varies geographically, but buffalo, cattle, camels, and horses are particularly sensitive. Natural infections with Trypanosoma congolense, T vivax, T brucei, and T evansi have been described in goats. Trypanosomosis in goats produces acute, subacute, chronic, or subclinical forms, being T vivax, T congolense, and T evansi, the most invasive trypanosomes for goats. However, the role of goats in the epidemiology of trypanosomosis is largely discussed and not well understood. Thus, it has commonly been assumed that trypanosomosis presents a subclinical course and that goats do not play an important role in the epidemiology of the disease. This can partially be due to parasiternia caused by trypanosomes which has been considered low in goats. However, this assumption is currently undergoing a critical reappraisal because of goats may also serve as a reservoir of trypanosome infection for other species, including the human beings in the case of T brucei rhodesiense. The present article describes the current status of trypanosomosis in goats in Africa, Asia, and South America. Pathogenesis, clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment of the different trypanosomes are also described. The possible role in the epidemiology of the disease in the different areas is also discussed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/50514
ISBN: 978-1-57331-637-8
1573316377
ISSN: 0077-8923
DOI: 10.1196/annals.1373.040
Source: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences [ISSN 0077-8923], v. 1081 (1), p. 300-310
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