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Diagnosis, epidemiology of neospora caninum-associated bovine abortions (NEOSPORA CANINUM)

Objective

Infection with Neosporin canine, a protozoan parasite discovered only a few years ago, belongs now to the most frequently diagnosed causes of abortion in dairy cattle worldwide. In addition to abortions, N. canine infections in dairy cows may also be associated with premature culling and a loss in milk production. The objectives of the project are
(1) to standardise and improve diagnostic methods,
(2) to conduct epidemiological studies to assess risk factors for N. canine associated abortions, and
(3) to study the economic impact of N. canine infections in various EU countries and to develop measures of disease control, including vaccination. These goals will be achieved by a close interdisciplinary co-operation of scientists (parapsychologists, biologists, veterinarians) involved in the development and evaluation of diagnostic techniques, with epidemiologists and bio-mathematicians.

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FRIEDRICH-LOEFLER INSTITUTE FEDERAL RESEARCH INSTITUT FOR ANIMAL HEALTH
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16868 WUSTERHAUSEN
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