- Two blood parasites, Babesia motasi and Babesia ovis, are thought to cause babesiosis in both goats and sheep.
- Sheeps and goats usually show no outward clinical signs of Babesia infection. There might be a slight anemia and slight decreases in milk production, fetility, or growth rate. When such symptoms occur, you should look for fever, anemia, depression, and sometimes dark red urine.
- Most likely by ticks belonging to the genus Rhipicephalus.
- Administer acaprin or diminazine aceturate (Berenil).
- Control and prevention are based on controlling ticks with dips or sprays.
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