Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
Online ISSN : 1347-7439
Print ISSN : 0916-7250
ISSN-L : 0916-7250
Molecular Detection of Theileria Species in Sheep from Northern China
Shinuo CAOShoufa ZHANGLijun JIAShujiang XUELongzheng YUKetsarin KAMYINGKIRDPaul Franck Adjou MOUMOUNIAhmed Abd El Moniem MOUSSAMo ZHOUYuanming ZHANGMohamad Alaa TERKAWITatsunori MASATANIYoshifumi NISHIKAWAXuenan XUAN
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2013 Volume 75 Issue 9 Pages 1227-1230


Ovine theileriosis is a tick-borne disease that restricts the development of small ruminant husbandry in northern China. In this study, we report on a molecular epidemiological survey of ovine Theileria spp. in 198 blood samples taken from sheep in northern China. The DNA samples were screened by a nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) targeting the 18S rRNA gene of ovine Theileria spp. The prevalence of ovine Theileria spp. in Yanji, Nongan, Longjing, Toudao and Jinchang was 80%, 40%, 37%, 24% and 32%, respectively. The sequencing analyses approved the present of the T. orientalis and/or T. luwenshuni in these regions. Taken together, we have demonstrated a high incidence of Theileria spp. in northern China that calls for the need to design effective control programs for ovine theileriosis.

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