East Coast Fever:Further Laboratory Investigations on the Use Of Rabbit As Vehicle For Infecting Ticks With Theilerial Piroplams

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1974
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Purnell R. E
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A series oj experiments was carried out in which attempts were made to achieve maximum survival oj Theileria parva-inJected bovine erythrocytes in inoculated rabbits. By varying the treatment oj the rabbits and oj the erythrocytes and by altering the route oj inoculation, it was finally shown that the best and most consistent results could be obtained by the intravenous inoculation oj 20 ml oj injected bovine blood into splenectomised rabbits. When nymphal Rhipicephalus appendiculatus ticks were Jed on such rabbits, the resultant adult ticks showed high Theileria parva infection rates in their salivary glands.
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