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Veterinary and Medical Importance

Besides being significant pests of livestock, causing reductions in weight gain, milk yield and feed-utilisation efficiencies, owing to their painful, persistent biting behaviour, they are also vectors of a number of disease agents of veterinary and medical importance. Of high importance among these pathogens is the protozoan Trypanosoma evansi, which can affect camels and equids causing Surra, but which can also cause trypanosomosis in dogs. The transmission of this protozoan occurs mechanically by tabanid species of the genera Tabanus, Haematopota and Chrysops.

 

Occurrence Maps

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Clinical Sessions

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Interesting Links

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CVBD Digest Articles

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