Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Surra

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_3053
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Trypanosoma evansi (syn. T. equinum) has a wide range of hosts and is pathogenic to most domestic animals ( Trypanosomiasis, Animals). Camels, horses, dogs, and Asian elephants are highly susceptible. The infection in horses (called surra) and dogs is severe and probably uniformly fatal in the absence of adequate treatment. Cattle are mildly affected and act as reservoir.

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