First confirmed case of bovine besnoitiosis in an imported bull in Belgium

A. Vanhoudt, B. Pardon, P. De Schutter, L. Bosseler, C. Sarre, J. Vercruysse, P. Deprez
2015 Vlaams dierengeneeskundig tijdschrift  
Besnoitia besnoiti is a protozoan parasite known to cause important economic losses in the cattle industry in Africa, Asia and the Mediterranean area. In the last years, (re-) emergence of the parasite has been reported in France, Germany, Hungary and Italy with in some cases, establishment of an endemic infection. In this article, the first case of besnoitiosis in Belgium in a Blonde d'Aquitaine bull imported from the south of France is described. Additionally, a brief overview of the
more » ... iew of the epidemiology of the disease is provided.
doi:10.21825/vdt.v84i4.16596 fatcat:xgcvnwz4prdwvomqbk7grftc2i