Heartwater

Heartwater

An acute febrile disease of cattle, sheep, and goats in sub-Saharan Africa and certain islands in the indian and atlantic oceans and in the Caribbean, caused by the rickettsial organism cowdria ruminantium and transmitted by ticks of the genus Amblyomma; some species of african antelope and European and American deer also are susceptible.

Synonym: cowdriosis, veldt disease.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



This page was last modified on 3 October 2005, at 21:16. This page has been accessed 1,001 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link