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Babesia vogeli in a quarantined dog
  1. Nicholas Johnson,
  2. Hooman Goohariz,
  3. Philip R. Wakeley and
  4. Laurence P. Phipps
  1. Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency – Weybridge, New Haw, Woodham Lane, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 3NB
  1. e-mail: nick.johnson{at}ahvla.gsi.gov.uk

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AS part of a validation of an established test for the detection of canine babesiosis in blood samples, the AHVLA has tested a random panel of blood samples originally submitted for testing for a range of canine diseases unrelated to babesiosis. Of 50 samples tested, 49 were negative for Babesia species, but one sample produced a faint band of approximately 400 base pairs (bps), equivalent in size to that of a Babesia gibsoni control sample. Subsequent DNA sequencing generated 387 bps …

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