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Table 2 Prevalence of Babesia bigemina and Babesia bovis determined by molecular techniques in cattle, buffaloes and ticks from Colombia, during dry, wet and late wet seasons

From: Molecular surveillance and phylogenetic traits of Babesia bigemina and Babesia bovis in cattle (Bos taurus) and water buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) from Colombia

Detected pathogens Dry season Wet season Late wet season Annual
n Positive (%) n Positive (%) n Positive (%) n Positive (%)
B. bigemina
 Cattle 466 105 (22.5) 463 118 (25.4) 503 124 (24.6) 1432 347 (24.2)
 Buffaloes 57 2 (3.5) 51 5 (9.8) 44 3 (6.8) 152 10 (6.5)
R. microplus (pools) 45 2 (4.4) 23 0 (0.0) 210 8 (3.8) 278 10 (3.5)
D. nitens (pools) 7 4 0 (0) 11 0 (0)
A. cajennense (s.l.) (pools) 9 0 (0) 9 0 (0)
B. bovis
 Cattle 466 61 (13.0) 463 67 (14.4) 503 79 (15.7) 1432 207 (14.4)
 Buffaloes 57 11 (19.3) 51 7 (13.7) 44 9 (20.5) 152 27 (17.7)
R. microplus (pools) 45 0 (0) 23 0 (0) 210 3 (1.4) 278 3 (1.0)
D. nitens (pools) 7 4 0 (0) 11 0 (0)
A. cajennense (s.l.) (pools) 9 0 (0) 9 0 (0)
B. bigemina + B. bovis
 Cattle 466 25 (5.3) 463 35 (7.5) 503 41 (8.1) 1432 101 (7.0)
 Buffaloes 57 0 (0) 51 0 (0) 44 1 (2.2) 152 1 (0.6)
R. microplus (pools) 45 0 (0) 23 0 (0) 210 1 (0.4) 278 1 (0.3)