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BOTTEON, PAULO de TARSO L. et al. SEROPREVALENCE OF Babesia equi IN THREE BREEDING SYSTEMS OF EQUINES: RIO DE JANEIRO - BRAZIL. Parasitol. latinoam. [online]. 2002, vol.57, n.3-4, pp. 141-145. ISSN 0717-7712. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-77122002000300010.
Blood samples were collected by jugular venipuncture and periferic blood smears horses maintained in tree breed system: confined, semi confined and extensive. The blood of this animals was analyzed for immunofluorescent antibody test (IFAT) for B. equi, and the prevalence obtained were the 89.58%, 87.89% and 45.24%, in extensive system, on semi confined system and confined system, respectively. For the direct exam in blood smear, the values was 16.7%, 16.13% and 4.78%, respectively in extensive system, on semi confined system and confined system
Keywords : Babesiosis; Babesia equi; horses; epidemiology; Brazil.