• Anasplasmosis is caused by a small type of bacteria called rickettsia.
  • Anaplasmosis can also be spread by blood contaminated needles or AI gloves.
  • Calves are more resistant to anaplasmosis than older cattle.
  • Carriers exist in endemic  areas which act as reservoirs  of infection.
  • Chronically infected cattle may relapse in adulthood.
  • Fever,  fall in milk production, progressive  anaemia, jaundice,  abortion are the common symptoms.
  • In later stages, inappetence, incoordinated movements, breathlessness when exerted, and a rapid pounding pulse are usually seen and animals may succumb.
  • The disease is curable if treated promptly in early stages.