Special Issue "Recent Advances in Canine babesiosis"

A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615). This special issue belongs to the section "Companion Animals".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Łukasz Adaszek
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Guest Editor
Department of Epizootiology and Clinic of Infectious Diseases, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Lublin, Poland
Interests: babesia canis; vectors & vector-borne diseases; infectious diseases
Dr. Klaudiusz Szczepaniak
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Co-Guest Editor
Department of Parasitology and Invasive Diseases, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Lublin, Poland
Interests: animals' parasitic diseases

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Babesiosis is a vector-borne disease transmitted by ticks. Its etiological factors are intraerythrocytic protozoa belonging to the genus Babesia, family Babesiidae, order Piroplasmida, phylum Apicomplexa. In Europe, canine babesiosis is caused by Babesia canis parasites. In recent years, an increase in the range of occurrence of babesiosis in dogs has been observed. The course of the illness depends on many factors, such as the virulence of protozoan strains, the age of the animal, previous piroplasmosis vaccinations, season of the year and others. It is widely known that different strains of parasites are characterized by a different level of virulence. Some of them cause the development of severe disease with increased parasitemia, which leads to the death of the animals, while others induce low parasitemia and a temporary occurrence of mild disease symptoms.

As canine babesiosis is still a problem in veterinary practice, this Special Issue of Animals, “Recent Advances in Canine babesiosis”, is open to original research papers that cover current issues in the epidemiology, diagnosis, pathogenesis, therapy, and immunoprophylaxis of canine babesiosis, as well as the biology of these parasites.

Prof. Dr. Łukasz Adaszek
Dr. Klaudiusz Szczepaniak
Guest Editors

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  • canine babesiosis
  • dogs
  • tick-borne diseases

Published Papers

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