The Tswana is also known to have resistance to the endemic heartwater disease
, as do Landim cattle (South African sanga) from Mozambique (Asselbergs et al.
These tick-borne diseases include, but are not limited to, heartwater disease
(Ehrlichia ruminantium) transmitted by Amblyomma hebraeum (bont tick); red water disease (Babesia bigemina) transmitted by Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) decoloratus (blue tick); and East coast fever (Theileria parva parva) and corridor disease (Theileria parva lawrencei) transmitted by Rhipicephalus appendiculatus (brown ear tick).
causes an acute high lever, loss of appetite, and respiratory distress.
It is claimed that African tortoises harbour a deadly tick that can infect cattle, sheep and deer with the killer heartwater disease
The southern African bont tick, which produces a deadly malady in cattle known as heartwater disease
, prefers animals tested out by its peers, according to a study conducted in Zimbabwe and reported in the Jan.
Ticks carry many diseases that threaten livestock and human health, including heartwater disease
, Lyme disease, and babesiosis.
Multigene families of MSP2 paralogs have been found in Cowdria ruminatium (34), the cause of heartwater disease
of ruminants in Africa and Caribbean, and Ehrlichia granulocytophila, the agent of human granulocytic ehrlichiosis (35).