Assessment of criteria for improvement in Theileria orientalis sergenti infection tolerance

Michiru Fukasawa, Tadashi Kikuchi, Shigeru Konashi, Akira Nishida, Toshihiro Yamagishi

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Abstract

We examined the relationships between calf productivity, anemia and Theileria orientalis sergenti infection from records of 109 Japanese shorthorn calves during a grazing period and we quantified the relative importance of the T. orientalis sergenti infection-resistance criteria used. A decrease in average parasitemia (AvePara) and an increase in average packed cell volume (AvePCV) would cause a decrease in the number of drug treatments. An increase in AvePCV would decrease the number of drug treatments more efficiently than a decrease in AvePara. An increase in AvePCV would cause an increase in dairy gain, while a decrease in AvePara would cause a decrease in dairy gain. Therefore, an improvement in the capacity to control anemia development would improve T. orientalis sergenti infection resistance more efficiently than an improvement in the capacity to control parasitemia development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-72
Number of pages6
JournalAnimal Science Journal
Volume74
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Feb 1

Keywords

  • Packed cell volume
  • Parasitemia
  • Resistance
  • Theileria orientalis sergenti

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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