heartwater (cowdria ruminantium infection) as a cause of postrestocking mortality of goats in mozambique.a serological survey in mozambique to detect antibodies to cowdria ruminantium, the etiologic agent of heartwater, revealed a seroprevalence of 8.1% (n = 332) for goats in the northern province of tete and of 65.6% (n = 326) for goats in the southern provinces. translocation of 10 serologically negative goats from tete to farms in the south resulted in two clinical cases of heartwater that were fatal. in addition, four goats seroconverted within the study period of 5 weeks. one goat showed no sy ...200111427440
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