epidemiology of q fever in sweden.q fever is known to be a worldwide disease, with sweden supposed to be one of a few exceptions. the purpose of this pilot study was to elucidate whether or not a potential risk group for obtaining q fever in sweden was seropositive to the causative agent coxiella burnetii. blood samples were collected from sheep farmers on the island of gotland, and from members of their families. serum samples were examined by elisa for the presence of antibodies against c. burnetii, phases i and ii. positive r ...19911853162
evaluation of biological control of sheep parasites using duddingtonia flagrans under commercial farming conditions on the island of gotland, sweden.field trials, conducted over 3 consecutive years, were aimed at assessing farmer opinions of the practicality and effectiveness of using duddingtonia flagrans to control nematode parasites in their flocks on the swedish island of gotland. these trials were also monitored by intensive parasitological investigation. on gotland, lambing occurs in spring, and around mid-summer (late june), ewes and lambs are moved to saved pastures due to pasture deterioration caused by dry conditions. weaned lambs ...200415567593
monitoring of biting midges (diptera: ceratopogonidae: culicoides latreille) on farms in sweden during the emergence of the 2008 epidemic of light of the emergence of bluetongue in northern europe, populations of culicoides species were monitored in 2007-2008 by means of onderstepoort blacklight suction traps operating at livestock farms in sweden. the location of the 22 sampling sites ranged from about latitude 55 degrees n to about 68 degrees n. a total of 61,669 male and female culicoides were captured, of which, 52,319 were trapped outside the farms and 9,350 in byres or livestock sheds. thirty-three culicoides species were re ...201020174825
babesia motasi in sheep on the island of gotland in sweden.serological survey with an ifa-test showed that 58% (73/125) of the lambs and 88% (46/52) of the ewes on the island of gotland (sweden) has antibodies against babesia motasi. it is likely that such a high incidence of the blood protozoan organisms plays an important part in causing the often observed anaemia in sheep on that island.19817046205
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