​Molecular detection allows direct detection of parasite genomic material (DNA) and can confirm current infection. Tests performed include bovine theileriosis (Theileria genus; Theileria taurotragi), Corridor disease (Theileria parva), equine piroplasmosis (Babesia caballi, Theileria equi), sable and roan theileriosis (Theileria sp. (sable), Theileria sp. (roan) and Theileria sp. (sable-like)), canine piroplasmosis (Babesia gibsoni), leismaniasis (Leishmania spp.), trypanosomosis (Trypanosoma brucei, Trypanosoma congolense and Trypanosoma vivax). Reverse line blot analysis is outsourced to the Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases (University of Pretoria).​

Key personnel: Ben Mans (MansB@arc.agric.za); Ronel Pienaar (VolschenkR@arc.agric.za); Boitumelo Pule (PuleB@arc.agric.za); Hero Magampa (MagampaH@arc.agric.za); Raksha Bhoora (BhooraR@arc.agric.za).


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