Theileridae Of The Buffalo In East Africa

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1964
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BROCKLESBY D. W.
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Theileria lawrencei was described by NEITZ (1955 et sq) as a parasite of the African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) and the cause of « Corridor Disease» in cattle. It was differentiated from Theileria parva, the cause of East Coast Pever (E.C.P.), because macroschizonts were smaller (5[1 as compared with 8[1 in E.C.P.) and fewer (5% of lymphocytes were parasitised whereas in E.C.P. normally more than 60% of lymphocytes harboured schizonts): microschizonts were encountered only rarely in T. lawrencei but were common in E.C.P., and finally the absence of intra-erythrocytic piroplasms in T. lawrencei infections was in marked contrast to T. parva in which, in typical cases, more than 80% of the erythrocytes contained piroplasms.
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Veterinary Research