Aspectos sobre la epidemiología y el control de la infección por Babesia vulpes (sin. B. microti-like) en carnívoros domésticos y silvestres de Galicia

  1. Checa Herraiz, Rocio
Supervised by:
  1. Guadalupe Miró Corrales Director
  2. Ana María López Beceiro Director
  3. Ana Montoya Matute Director

Defence university: Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Fecha de defensa: 02 March 2021

  1. María Aránzazu Meana Mañés Chair
  2. Cristina Fragío Arnold Secretary
  3. Angel Tomás Camacho García Committee member
  4. Luís Miguel Martins Lucas Cardoso Committee member
  5. Félix Valcárcel Sancho Committee member

Type: Thesis


Canine piroplasmosis is a worldwide, severe, tick-borne haemoprotozoandisease caused by different species of the genera Babesia and Theileria. At the present, although there several piroplasms species that can infect dogs have been described, some of them have been detected only through the use of molecular tools and the clinical impacts they could have in the dogs remain unknown. Babesia vulpes species, formerly known as Theileria annae and/or Babesia microti-like, was first described in north-western Spain. Since then, this parasite has been increasingly observed in foxes and dogs throughout Europe and North America. Currently, piroplasmosis caused by B. vulpes is recognized as a serious problem in Galicia, the only recognized endemic region for this infection so far, as it produces severe disease in dogs associated with a poor response to currently available drugs...