Texas fever


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Texas fever

[′tek·səs ‚fē·vər]
(veterinary medicine)
A tick-borne infectious disease of cattle caused by the parasite Babesia annulatus which invades erythrocytes; characterized by fever, hemoglobinuria, and splenomegaly.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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annulatus, transmit the two species of blood parasites, Babesia bovis and Babesia bigemina, which cause the cattle diseases collectively known as "Texas fever," "cattle fever," or "bovine babesiosis."
Heuropneumonia and Texas fever were the most commonly discussed cattle diseases.

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