Stray Dogs and Coyotes May Spread Neospora to Cattle

Stray Dogs and Coyotes May Spread Neospora to Cattle

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN

First, let’s make sure everyone knows what Neospora is. This a protozoan (single-celled organism) that can cause abortion in cattle. It has a weird life cycle, and dogs and other canines are the “definitive host.” They become infected by eating cattle, deer, chicken and wildlife.

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