Summary: Ruminants of the family Bovidae consisting of Bubalus arnee and Syncerus caffer. This concept is differentiated from BISON, which refers to Bison bison and Bison bonasus.

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  1. Abd El Fattah A, Abd Rabo F, El Dieb S, El Kashef H. Changes in composition of colostrum of Egyptian buffaloes and Holstein cows. BMC Vet Res. 2012;8:19 pubmed publisher
    Changes in colostrum composition of Egyptian buffaloes and Holstein cows collected at calving, 6, 12, 24, 48, 72, 96, 120 h and after 14 days of parturition were studied...
  2. Rahimi E, Kheirabadi E. Detection of Helicobacter pylori in bovine, buffalo, camel, ovine, and caprine milk in Iran. Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2012;9:453-6 pubmed publisher
    ..The present study is the first report of the isolation of H. pylori from raw sheep and buffalo milk in Iran and the first demonstration of H. pylori DNA in camel and buffalo milk...
  3. Angeles J, Goto Y, Kirinoki M, Asada M, Leonardo L, Rivera P, et al. Utilization of ELISA using thioredoxin peroxidase-1 and tandem repeat proteins for diagnosis of Schistosoma japonicum infection among water buffaloes. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012;6:e1800 pubmed publisher
    ..Animal surveillance should therefore be included to strengthen and improve the capabilities of current serological tests...
  4. le Roex N, Noyes H, Brass A, Bradley D, Kemp S, Kay S, et al. Novel SNP Discovery in African Buffalo, Syncerus caffer, using high-throughput Sequencing. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e48792 pubmed publisher
    ..dN/dS ratios found no evidence of positive selection, and although there were genes that appeared to be under negative selection, these were more likely to be slowly evolving house-keeping genes...
  5. Nguyen T, Zhou M, Ruttayaporn N, Nguyen Q, Nguyen V, Goto Y, et al. Diagnostic value of the recombinant tandem repeat antigen TeGM6-4r for surra in water buffaloes. Vet Parasitol. 2014;201:18-23 pubmed publisher
    Trypanosoma evansi infection, or surra, is currently affecting various species of animals, especially water buffaloes. Since diagnosis is an important aspect of surra control, development of novel diagnostic antigens is of interest to ..
  6. Yang J, Fu Z, Feng X, Shi Y, Yuan C, Liu J, et al. Comparison of worm development and host immune responses in natural hosts of Schistosoma japonicum, yellow cattle and water buffalo. BMC Vet Res. 2012;8:25 pubmed publisher
  7. Osman K, Ali H, ElJakee J, Galal H. Prevalence of Chlamydophila psittaci infections in the eyes of cattle, buffaloes, sheep and goats in contact with a human population. Transbound Emerg Dis. 2013;60:245-51 pubmed publisher
    ..Data were obtained by the omp2 gene family Chlamydiaceae-specific PCR. Two hundred cattle, buffaloes, sheep and goats and 44 human specimens were also examined...
  8. Heller R, Brüniche Olsen A, Siegismund H. Cape buffalo mitogenomics reveals a Holocene shift in the African human-megafauna dynamics. Mol Ecol. 2012;21:3947-59 pubmed publisher
    ..We evaluate each of these possible causal factors and their potential impact on the African megafauna, providing the first systematic assessment of megafauna dynamics on the only continent where large mammals remain abundant...
  9. Rafidah O, Zamri Saad M, Shahirudin S, Nasip E. Efficacy of intranasal vaccination of field buffaloes against haemorrhagic septicaemia with a live gdhA derivative Pasteurella multocida B:2. Vet Rec. 2012;171:175 pubmed publisher
    ..haemorrhagic septicaemia vaccine containing live gdhA derivative Pasteurella multocida B:2 was tested in buffaloes in Sabah...

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  1. Khan M, He L, Hussain A, Azam S, Zhang W, Wang L, et al. Molecular epidemiology of Theileria annulata and identification of 18S rRNA gene and ITS regions sequences variants in apparently healthy buffaloes and cattle in Pakistan. Infect Genet Evol. 2013;13:124-32 pubmed publisher
    A molecular epidemiological survey was conducted to determine the prevalence of piroplasms in buffaloes and cattle from Sheikhupura and Okara districts of Punjab, Pakistan using reverse line blot (RLB) hybridization assay...
  2. Mekata H, Konnai S, Mingala C, Abes N, Gutierrez C, Dargantes A, et al. Isolation, cloning, and pathologic analysis of Trypanosoma evansi field isolates. Parasitol Res. 2013;112:1513-21 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study, we isolated T. evansi from infected-water buffaloes in the Philippines and analyzed their virulence using mice and cattle. A total of 10 strains of T...
  3. Aggarwal J, Sharma A, Kishore A, Mishra B, Yadav A, Mohanty A, et al. Identification of suitable housekeeping genes for normalization of quantitative real-time PCR data during different physiological stages of mammary gland in riverine buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis). J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl). 2013;97:1132-41 pubmed publisher
    ..Mammary tissues from twelve buffaloes during different physiological stages: pre-pubertal (heifer), lactation and involution were obtained for the ..
  4. Roperto S, Russo V, Ozkul A, Corteggio A, Sepici Dincel A, Catoi C, et al. Productive infection of bovine papillomavirus type 2 in the urothelial cells of naturally occurring urinary bladder tumors in cattle and water buffaloes. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e62227 pubmed publisher
    ..late (L) protein expression of bovine papillomavirus type 2 (BPV-2) in the urothelium of the urinary bladder is described in cows and water buffaloes suffering from naturally occurring papillomavirus-associated urothelial bladder tumors.
  5. Maiolino P, Ozkul A, Sepici Dincel A, Roperto F, Yucel G, Russo V, et al. Bovine papillomavirus type 2 infection and microscopic patterns of urothelial tumors of the urinary bladder in water buffaloes. Biomed Res Int. 2013;2013:937918 pubmed publisher
    Microscopic patterns of thirty-four urothelial tumors of the urinary bladder of water buffaloes from the Marmara and Black Sea Regions of Turkey are here described. All the animals grazed on lands rich in bracken fern...
  6. Kumar N, Raina O, Nagar G, Prakash V, Jacob S. Th1 and Th2 cytokine gene expression in primary infection and vaccination against Fasciola gigantica in buffaloes by real-time PCR. Parasitol Res. 2013;112:3561-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Overall, a mixed type of Th1 and Th2 cytokine environment was evoked to chronic F. gigantica infection and immunization with the above two recombinant proteins in buffaloes.
  7. Singh K, Tripathi A, Pandya P, Parnerkar S, Rank D, Kothari R, et al. Use of real-time PCR technique in determination of major fibrolytic and non fibrolytic bacteria present in Indian Surti buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis). Pol J Microbiol. 2013;62:195-200 pubmed
    ..The data suggest that the aggregate abundance of the most intensively studied ruminal bacterial species is relatively low and that a large fraction of the uncultured population represents a single bacterial genus...
  8. Okagawa T, Konnai S, Mekata H, Githaka N, Suzuki S, Kariuki E, et al. Transcriptional profiling of inflammatory cytokine genes in African buffaloes (Syncerus caffer) infected with Theileria parva. Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 2012;148:373-9 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study, the expression level of several cytokines was analyzed in T. parva-infected buffaloes. There were no significant differences in the expression profiles of inflammatory cytokines between the infected ..
  9. Chaisi M, Collins N, Potgieter F, Oosthuizen M. Sequence variation identified in the 18S rRNA gene of Theileria mutans and Theileria velifera from the African buffalo (Syncerus caffer). Vet Parasitol. 2013;191:132-7 pubmed publisher
    ..velifera, with the greatest diversity observed amongst the T. mutans variants. This variation possibly explained why the RLB hybridization assay failed to detect T. mutans and T. velifera in some of the analysed samples...
  10. Da Silva A, Lopes L, Diaz J, Tonin A, Stefani L, Araújo D. Lice outbreak in buffaloes: evidence of Anaplasma marginale transmission by sucking lice Haematopinus tuberculatus. J Parasitol. 2013;99:546-7 pubmed publisher
    Lice infestations are commonly seen in buffaloes, causing damage directly to the animal, i.e., itching, skin lesions, and anemia. In addition, these insects can also be vectors for infectious diseases...
  11. Roperto S, Russo V, Ozkul A, Sepici Dincel A, Maiolino P, Borzacchiello G, et al. Bovine papillomavirus type 2 infects the urinary bladder of water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) and plays a crucial role in bubaline urothelial carcinogenesis. J Gen Virol. 2013;94:403-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Bovine papillomavirus type 2 (BPV-2) has been shown to infect and play a role in urinary bladder carcinogenesis of buffaloes grazed on pastures with ferns from the Marmara and Black Sea Regions of Turkey...
  12. Yang J, Feng X, Fu Z, Yuan C, Hong Y, Shi Y, et al. Ultrastructural observation and gene expression profiling of Schistosoma japonicum derived from two natural reservoir hosts, water buffalo and yellow cattle. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e47660 pubmed publisher
  13. Lwin K, Kondo M, Ban Tokuda T, Lapitan R, Del Barrio A, Fujihara T, et al. Ruminal fermentation and microbial ecology of buffaloes and cattle fed the same diet. Anim Sci J. 2012;83:767-76 pubmed publisher
    Although buffaloes and cattle are ruminants, their digestive capabilities and rumen microbial compositions are considered to be different...
  14. Balestrieri M, Gasparrini B, Neglia G, Vecchio D, Strazzullo M, Giovane A, et al. Proteomic profiles of the embryonic chorioamnion and uterine caruncles in buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) with normal and retarded embryonic development. Biol Reprod. 2013;88:119 pubmed publisher
    ..In experiment 2, 25 Italian Mediterranean buffaloes underwent transrectal ultrasonography on Day 25 after AI, and pregnant animals were categorized as one of two ..
  15. Yadav R, Mohan K, Kumar V, Sarkar M, Nitu K, Meyer H, et al. Development and validation of a sensitive enzyme immunoassay (EIA) for blood plasma cortisol in female cattle, buffaloes, and goats. Domest Anim Endocrinol. 2013;45:72-8 pubmed publisher
    ..conjugate as a label for determination of free and total cortisol in blood plasma of dairy animals (cows, buffaloes, and goats) was developed...
  16. Liu J, Yu H, Shi Y, Li H, He L, Li J, et al. Seasonal dynamics of Schistosoma japonicum infection in buffaloes in the Poyang Lake region and suggestions on local treatment schemes. Vet Parasitol. 2013;198:219-22 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Buffaloes play a major role in the transmission of Schistosoma japonicum to humans...
  17. Wanapat M, Cherdthong A. Use of real-time PCR technique in studying rumen cellulolytic bacteria population as affected by level of roughage in swamp buffalo. Curr Microbiol. 2009;58:294-9 pubmed publisher
    ..It is most notable that F. succinogenes were the highest in population in the rumen of swamp buffalo and cellulolytic bacteria mostly adhered to feed digesta in the rumen. ..
  18. Dang A, Kapila S, Purohit M, Singh C. Changes in colostrum of Murrah buffaloes after calving. Trop Anim Health Prod. 2009;41:1213-7 pubmed publisher
    Colostrum samples were collected from 8 Murrah buffaloes on days 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 after calving. Levels of IgG averaged 54.0 mg/ml at calving, then decreased significantly (P < 0.01). IgA and IgM on day 1 were 3.22 mg/ml and 5...
  19. Vosloo W, Thompson P, Botha B, Bengis R, Thomson G. Longitudinal study to investigate the role of impala (Aepyceros melampus) in foot-and-mouth disease maintenance in the Kruger National Park, South Africa. Transbound Emerg Dis. 2009;56:18-30 pubmed publisher
    ..This study confirmed the potential role of impala for propagating FMD in southern Africa and this factor should therefore be considered when designing control strategies where wildlife and domestic animals interact...
  20. Pathak D, Srivastava J, Samad R, Parwez I, Kumar S, Ali S. Genome-wide search of the genes tagged with the consensus of 33.6 repeat loci in buffalo Bubalus bubalis employing minisatellite-associated sequence amplification. Chromosome Res. 2010;18:441-58 pubmed publisher
    ..This approach may be exploited for the development of tissue-specific mRNA fingerprints in the context of genome analysis and functional and comparative genomics. ..
  21. Rinaldi L, Musella V, Condoleo R, Saralli G, Veneziano V, Bruni G, et al. Giardia and Cryptosporidium in water buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis). Parasitol Res. 2007;100:1113-8 pubmed
    ..duodenalis and the presence of sheep on farm and between the positivity to C. parvum and the high number of buffaloes on farms. No significant co-infection between the two protozoa was found...
  22. Turkar S, Uppal S. Blood biochemical and ruminal liquor profile in buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) showing omasal impaction. Vet Res Commun. 2007;31:967-75 pubmed
    The blood biochemical and ruminal fluid parameters of 5 buffaloes showing omasal impaction were studied, together with 10 healthy buffaloes as control...
  23. Srivastava J, Premi S, Kumar S, Ali S. Organization and differential expression of the GACA/GATA tagged somatic and spermatozoal transcriptomes in Buffalo Bubalus bubalis. BMC Genomics. 2008;9:132 pubmed publisher
    ..This is envisaged to establish the roles of integral simple sequence repeats and tagged transcripts in gene expression or regulation. ..
  24. Vu Khac H, Cornick N. Prevalence and genetic profiles of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli strains isolated from buffaloes, cattle, and goats in central Vietnam. Vet Microbiol. 2008;126:356-63 pubmed
    We investigated the prevalence of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in 568 healthy domestic animals (buffaloes, cattle, and goats) from 98 farms in the central region of Vietnam...
  25. Da dara A, Li Y, Xiong T, Zhou J, Williams G, McManus D, et al. DNA-based vaccines protect against zoonotic schistosomiasis in water buffalo. Vaccine. 2008;26:3617-25 pubmed publisher
    Schistosomiasis japonica is an endemic, zoonotic disease of major public health importance in China where water buffaloes account for approximately 75% of disease transmission...
  26. Mohamed T. Clinicopathological and ultrasonographic findings in 40 water buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) with traumatic pericarditis. Vet Rec. 2010;167:819-24 pubmed publisher
    Forty buffaloes with traumatic pericarditis were examined to characterise the ultrasonographic findings in buffaloes with traumatic pericarditis, determine the extent of the lesions and assess the prognosis...
  27. Hirayama H, Kageyama S, Takahashi Y, Moriyasu S, Sawai K, Onoe S, et al. Rapid sexing of water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) embryos using loop-mediated isothermal amplification. Theriogenology. 2006;66:1249-56 pubmed
    ..In conclusion, the present procedure without thermal cycling and electrophoresis was reliable and applicable for water buffalo embryos. ..
  28. Murugavel K, Antoine D, Raju M, Lopez Gatius F. The effect of addition of equine chorionic gonadotropin to a progesterone-based estrous synchronization protocol in buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) under tropical conditions. Theriogenology. 2009;71:1120-6 pubmed publisher
    Poor estrus expression and anestrus decrease the reproductive efficiency of buffaloes. The objective of this study was to determine whether the addition of equine chorionic gonadotropin (eCG) to an estrous synchronization protocol and ..
  29. Singla L, Juyal P, Sharma N. Immune responses to haemorrhagic septicaemia (HS) vaccination in Trypanosoma evansi infected buffalo-calves. Trop Anim Health Prod. 2010;42:589-95 pubmed publisher
    ..Immunosuppressive effect to HS vaccination was observed in T. evansi-infected buffalo-calves, and trypanocidal therapy enabled the calves to mount the responses similar to uninfected controls...
  30. El Battawy K, Sousa N, Szenci O, Beckers J. Pregnancy-associated glycoprotein profile during the first trimester of pregnancy in Egyptian buffalo cows. Reprod Domest Anim. 2009;44:161-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Oestrus was synchronized in 10 buffaloes using two injections of 25 mg prostraglandin (PG)F(2alpha) (Lutalyse) at a 11-day interval...
  31. Pandey A, Gupta S, Gupta N. Comparative potential of cultured skin fibroblast, cumulus, and granulosa cell to produce somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) preimplantation embryos in buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) in relation to gene expressions. Cell Reprogram. 2010;12:357-68 pubmed publisher
    To improve the efficiency of somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT)-derived embryos in buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis), skin fibroblast, cumulus, and granulosa cells were cultured up to the 15th passage and cloned embryos were produced from ..
  32. Borriello G, Lucibelli M, De Carlo E, Auriemma C, Cozza D, Ascione G, et al. Characterization of enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC), Shiga-toxin producing E. coli (STEC) and necrotoxigenic E. coli (NTEC) isolated from diarrhoeic Mediterranean water buffalo calves (Bubalus bubalis). Res Vet Sci. 2012;93:18-22 pubmed publisher
    ..These data show that the most prevalent strains in diarrhoeic water buffalo calves were NTEC, mostly CNF2 and HlyA-positive, with strong associations CNF2/CDT-III and CNF2/F17c. ..
  33. Feng Y, Karna S, Dearen T, Singh D, Adhikari L, Shrestha A, et al. Common occurrence of a unique Cryptosporidium ryanae variant in zebu cattle and water buffaloes in the buffer zone of the Chitwan National Park, Nepal. Vet Parasitol. 2012;185:309-14 pubmed publisher
    ..few studies on the diversity and public health significance of Cryptosporidium species in zebu cattle and water buffaloes in developing countries...
  34. Mohindroo J, Kumar M, Kumar A, Singh S. Ultrasonographic diagnosis of reticular diaphragmatic hernias in buffaloes. Vet Rec. 2007;161:757-8 pubmed
  35. Khater H, Ramadan M, El Madawy R. Lousicidal, ovicidal and repellent efficacy of some essential oils against lice and flies infesting water buffaloes in Egypt. Vet Parasitol. 2009;164:257-66 pubmed publisher
    ..investigated for the first time against the buffalo louse, Haematopinus tuberculatus, and flies infesting water buffaloes in Qalyubia Governorate, Egypt...
  36. Stafuzza N, Ianella P, Miziara M, Agarwala R, Schaffer A, Riggs P, et al. Preliminary radiation hybrid map for river buffalo chromosome 6 and comparison to bovine chromosome 3. Anim Genet. 2007;38:406-9 pubmed
    ..Also, resources for positional candidate cloning in river buffalo are enhanced. ..
  37. Miziara M, Goldammer T, Stafuzza N, Ianella P, Agarwala R, Schaffer A, et al. A radiation hybrid map of river buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) chromosome 1 (BBU1). Cytogenet Genome Res. 2007;119:100-4 pubmed
    ..The BBU1 map provides a starting point for comparison of gene order rearrangements between river buffalo chromosome 1 and its bovine homologs. ..
  38. Lei C, Zhang W, Chen H, Lu F, Liu R, Yang X, et al. Independent maternal origin of Chinese swamp buffalo (Bubalus bubalis). Anim Genet. 2007;38:97-102 pubmed
    ..These ancestral animals were extensively distributed across mainland Asia and most likely are represented today by the wild Asian buffalo (Bubalus arnee). ..
  39. Kumar N, Ghosh S, Gupta S. Detection of Fasciola gigantica infection in buffaloes by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Parasitol Res. 2008;104:155-61 pubmed publisher
    ..Further, the sensitivity and the specificity of the test were evaluated through the sera of buffaloes with different natural infections, i.e., F. gigantica (n = 8 animals), F...
  40. Dargantes A, Mercado R, Dobson R, Reid S. Estimating the impact of Trypanosoma evansi infection (surra) on buffalo population dynamics in southern Philippines using data from cross-sectional surveys. Int J Parasitol. 2009;39:1109-14 pubmed publisher
    ..During 2002-6, a cross-sectional survey for T. evansi infection involving 1732 buffaloes from 71 villages in southern Philippines was carried out...
  41. Wang T, Shrivastava J, Johansen M, Zhang S, Wang F, Webster J. Does multiple hosts mean multiple parasites? Population genetic structure of Schistosoma japonicum between definitive host species. Int J Parasitol. 2006;36:1317-25 pubmed
    ..We thereby believe that we present the first evidence of definitive host-based genetic variation in Schistosoma japonicum which has important epidemiological, evolutionary, medical and veterinary implications. ..
  42. Sun D, Yu Y, Zhang Y. Genetic diversity and differentiation of Chinese domestic buffalo based on 30 microsatellite markers. Anim Genet. 2007;38:569-75 pubmed
  43. Peng S, Lee K, Tsaihong J, Cheng P, Fan P. Evaluation of recombinant fructose-1,6-bisphosphate aldolase ELISA test for the diagnosis of Schistosoma japonicum in water buffaloes. Res Vet Sci. 2008;85:527-33 pubmed publisher
    ..japonicum infection in water buffaloes. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was performed on the sera from 32 infected water buffaloes and 20 ..
  44. Wu H, Qin Y, Chu K, Meng R, Liu Y, McGarvey S, et al. High prevalence of Schistosoma japonicum infection in water buffaloes in the Philippines assessed by real-time polymerase chain reaction. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2010;82:646-52 pubmed publisher
    ..Water buffaloes are a major reservoir for transmission of S. japonicum to humans in China...
  45. Manjunatha B, Gupta P, Ravindra J, Devaraj M, Nandi S. In vitro embryo development and blastocyst hatching rates following vitrification of river buffalo embryos produced from oocytes recovered from slaughterhouse ovaries or live animals by ovum pick-up. Anim Reprod Sci. 2008;104:419-26 pubmed
    ..embryo production and embryo survival (as measured by blastocyst hatching rates) following vitrification in buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis)...
  46. Cringoli G, Rinaldi L, Musella V, Veneziano V, Maurelli M, Di Pietro F, et al. Geo-referencing livestock farms as tool for studying cystic echinococcosis epidemiology in cattle and water buffaloes from southern Italy. Geospat Health. 2007;2:105-11 pubmed
    ..we used a geographical information system (GIS) to study the spatial structure of livestock (cattle, water buffaloes and sheep) populations to gain a better understanding of the role of sheep as reservoir for the transmission of ..
  47. Roperto S, Paciello O, Paolini F, Pagnini U, Palma E, Di Palo R, et al. Short communication: Detection of human Torque teno virus in the milk of water buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis). J Dairy Sci. 2009;92:5928-32 pubmed publisher
    Forty-four raw milk and 15 serum samples from 44 healthy water buffaloes reared in Caserta, southern Italy, the most important region in Europe for buffalo breeding, were examined to evaluate the presence of Torque teno viruses (TTV) ..
  48. Li D, Qin G, Wei Y, Lu F, Huang Q, Jiang H, et al. Immunisation against inhibin enhances follicular development, oocyte maturation and superovulatory response in water buffaloes. Reprod Fertil Dev. 2011;23:788-97 pubmed publisher
    ..In Experiment 1, multi-parity buffaloes were assigned into three groups: High group (n=8), which received one primary (2mg) and two booster (1mg) ..
  49. Gray D, Williams G, Li Y, McManus D. Transmission dynamics of Schistosoma japonicum in the lakes and marshlands of China. PLoS ONE. 2008;3:e4058 pubmed publisher
    ..result of a number of published reports from China, it has long been considered that bovines, particularly water buffaloes, play a major role in human S...
  50. Beyhan Y, Umur S. Molecular characterization and prevalence of cystic echinococcosis in slaughtered water buffaloes in Turkey. Vet Parasitol. 2011;181:174-9 pubmed publisher
    ..It was found that 10.24% buffaloes were infected with cystic echinococcosis (CE). The rate of CE found as 3.77% in males and 21.66% in females, 37...
  51. Seker E, Kuyucuoglu Y, Sareyyupoglu B, Yardimci H. PCR detection of Shiga toxins, enterohaemolysin and intimin virulence genes of Escherichia coli O157:H7 strains isolated from faeces of Anatolian water buffaloes in Turkey. Zoonoses Public Health. 2010;57:e33-7 pubmed publisher
    ..of 11 Escherichia coli O157:H7 strains isolated from faecal samples of 300 clinically healthy Anatolian water buffaloes by PCR...
  52. Goldammer T, Weikard R, Miziara M, Brunner R, Agarwala R, Schaffer A, et al. A radiation hybrid map of river buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) chromosome 7 and comparative mapping to the cattle and human genomes. Cytogenet Genome Res. 2007;119:235-41 pubmed publisher
    ..The data obtained in our study define the evolutionarily conserved segment on BBU7 and HSA4 to be between 3.5 megabases (Mb) and 115.8 Mb in the HSA4 (genome build 36) DNA sequence...
  53. Rokni M, Mirhendi H, Mizani A, Mohebali M, Sharbatkhori M, Kia E, et al. Identification and differentiation of Fasciola hepatica and Fasciola gigantica using a simple PCR-restriction enzyme method. Exp Parasitol. 2010;124:209-13 pubmed publisher
    ..Our PCR-restriction enzyme profile is a simple, rapid and reliable method for differentiating F. hepatica and F. gigantica, and can be used for diagnostic and epidemiological purposes...
  54. Perera B. Reproductive cycles of buffalo. Anim Reprod Sci. 2011;124:194-9 pubmed publisher
  55. Neglia G, Natale A, Esposito G, Salzillo F, Adinolfi L, Campanile G, et al. Effect of prostaglandin F2alpha at the time of AI on progesterone levels and pregnancy rate in synchronized Italian Mediterranean buffaloes. Theriogenology. 2008;69:953-60 pubmed publisher
    ..PGF2alpha analogue administration on the day of estrus on progesterone concentration and pregnancy rate in buffaloes undergoing artificial insemination (AI). To this end, two experiments were carried out...
  56. Srivastava J, Premi S, Kumar S, Ali S. Expressional dynamics of minisatellite 33.15 tagged spermatozoal transcriptome in Bubalus bubalis. BMC Genomics. 2009;10:303 pubmed publisher
    ..Prospects of this approach in genome analysis in general and comparative genomics in particular are highlighted. ..
  57. Ayebazibwe C, Mwiine F, Balinda S, Tjørnehøj K, Masembe C, Muwanika V, et al. Antibodies against foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) virus in African buffalos (Syncerus caffer) in selected National Parks in Uganda (2001-2003). Transbound Emerg Dis. 2010;57:286-92 pubmed publisher
    ..This study suggests that African buffalos in the different national parks in Uganda may play an important role in the epidemiology of SAT serotypes of FMDV. ..
  58. Amaral M, Grant J, Riggs P, Stafuzza N, Filho E, Goldammer T, et al. A first generation whole genome RH map of the river buffalo with comparison to domestic cattle. BMC Genomics. 2008;9:631 pubmed publisher
    ..The RH maps aligned to bovine genome sequence assembly Btau_4.0, providing valuable comparative mapping information for both species...
  59. Michelizzi V, Dodson M, Pan Z, Amaral M, Michal J, McLean D, et al. Water buffalo genome science comes of age. Int J Biol Sci. 2010;6:333-49 pubmed
  60. Somvanshi R. Papillomatosis in buffaloes: a less-known disease. Transbound Emerg Dis. 2011;58:327-32 pubmed publisher
    Scant information is available on papillomatosis in buffaloes, and it is an almost unknown disease. It has been described from India, Italy and Turkey. Buffalo papillomatosis occurs in cutaneous and mucosal forms...
  61. Kumar S, Nagarajan M, Sandhu J, Kumar N, Behl V, Nishanth G. Mitochondrial DNA analyses of Indian water buffalo support a distinct genetic origin of river and swamp buffalo. Anim Genet. 2007;38:227-32 pubmed
  62. Sharma G, Dubey P, Meur S. Survival and developmental competence of buffalo preantral follicles using three-dimensional collagen gel culture system. Anim Reprod Sci. 2009;114:115-24 pubmed publisher
    ..Supplementation of culture medium with growth factors was found to be essential for antrum formation. ..
  63. Goel S, Reddy N, Mandal S, Fujihara M, Kim S, Imai H. Spermatogonia-specific proteins expressed in prepubertal buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) testis and their utilization for isolation and in vitro cultivation of spermatogonia. Theriogenology. 2010;74:1221-32 pubmed publisher
    ..Cultured spermatogonia showed DBA affinity and expressed DDX4 and POU5F1. These results may help to establish a long-term culture system for buffalo spermatogonia. ..
  64. Pathak D, Srivastava J, Premi S, Tiwari M, Garg L, Kumar S, et al. Chromosomal localization, copy number assessment, and transcriptional status of BamHI repeat fractions in water buffalo Bubalus bubalis. DNA Cell Biol. 2006;25:206-14 pubmed
    ..Phylogenetic analysis of these sequences showed a close relationship between buffalo and cattle. The prospect of this approach in comparative genomics is highlighted. ..
  65. Sharma G, Loganathasamy K. Effect of meiotic stages during in vitro maturation on the survival of vitrified-warmed buffalo oocytes. Vet Res Commun. 2007;31:881-93 pubmed
    ..3%) and 0 h (31.6%) (p < 0.05). The results suggest that length of time in maturation medium prior to vitrification influences post-thaw survivability of buffalo oocytes; longer intervals resulted in higher survival rates. ..
  66. Fernandez T, Tarafder M, Balolong E, Joseph L, Willingham A, Belisle P, et al. Prevalence of Schistosoma japonicum infection among animals in fifty villages of Samar province, the Philippines. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2007;7:147-55 pubmed
    ..At least 35 cats, dogs, pigs, and water buffaloes each were randomly selected and 30 rat traps were set in each village...
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    ..Our results confirm the suitability of VVA chromatography for the enrichment of the multiple PAG molecules expressed in buffalo placenta. ..
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    ..showed increased prevalence rates of serologically reactive animals. All isolates were B. melitensis biovar 3. One Brucella sp. was isolated from milk of serologically nonreactive buffaloes.
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    ..A diagnostic PCR assay targeting CATL sequences detected T. theileri of all genotypes from cattle, buffaloes and cervids and also from tabanid vectors. Expression of T...
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    ..Pursuance of these variants for their roles in various disease phenotypes such as hepatocellular carcinoma and angiogenesis is envisaged to establish broader biological significance of this gene. ..
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    ..The polymorphic markers characterised in this study will contribute to genetic linkage and radiation hybrid mapping of water buffalo and population genetic studies. ..
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    Poor estrus expression and a prolonged intercalving interval compromise the reproductive efficiency of female buffaloes. These limitations are exacerbated during the hot season, when fertility decreases dramatically...
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    ..in other members of the Artiodactyla order including serological studies, that indicate infection of BVDV in buffaloes. The aim of this article is to study the presence of BVDV in three young water buffaloes, displaying nonspecific ..
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    ..The mammalian Y chromosome, interacting with ecological processes, may affect male reproductive success much more strongly than previously thought. ..
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    ..immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and for immunoblotting detection of Schistosoma japonicum antibodies in water buffaloes. Our results showed that mean OD values of specific serum IgG antibodies from egg-positive buffaloes were 3...
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    ..the first outbreak in Turkey in 2005 and, in addition, the partial 1D coding sequence derived from 4 epithelium samples and 34 swab-samples from Asian buffaloes or cattle subsequently found to be infected with the A/IRN/2005 subtype.
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    ..We investigated the diversity of rumen methanogens in Mediterranean water buffaloes maintained in Brazil under different diets: corn silage, grazing pasture, or sugar cane...
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    The seroprevalence of trypanosomiasis and the prevalence of current trypanosome infection in water buffaloes from the most important livestock areas of Venezuela were evaluated by IFAT and the microhaematocrit centrifugation technique, ..
  82. Tum S, Puotinen M, Skerratt L, Chan B, Sothoeun S. Validation of a geographic information system model for mapping the risk of fasciolosis in cattle and buffaloes in Cambodia. Vet Parasitol. 2007;143:364-7 pubmed
    ..As with the original field survey, the results show general agreement between prevalence and risk predicted by the maps, with the best fit found for areas predicted to be at high risk...
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    ..and pregnancy-associated glycoprotein radioimmunoassay (PAG-RIA) test for diagnosis of pregnancy in buffaloes. Two hundred and seventy-five buffalo cows and heifers were examined once for pregnancy diagnosis by transrectal ..
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    ..examined the effect of delayed treatment with tropic hormones and progesterone (P4) on embryonic mortality in buffaloes. Buffaloes with a conceptus on Day 25 after AI were assigned to the following treatments: Control (n=41), i.m...
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    ..To improve sensitivity and efficiency of radiation hybrid panel analysis in comparison to gel-based methods, we adapted fluorescence-based real-time PCR and dissociation curve analysis for use as a novel scoring method...
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    ..The trial was performed on 385 buffaloes synchronized by the Ovsynch/TAI protocol and submitted to artificial insemination (AI)...
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    ..41). Fewer animals from group WP were observed idling compared with buffaloes from group NP (0.44 +/- 0.024 vs. 0.509 +/- 0...
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    ..Eleven hydatid cysts from water buffaloes and 19 from cattle were used...
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    The present review addresses summer anoestrus in buffaloes. The condition is a major impediment in the improvement of reproductive as well as productive efficiency in buffalo...
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    The present study was carried out to identify the urinary sex pheromones of buffaloes and their role in relation to bull reproductive behaviour...
  91. Chankitisakul V, Tharasanit T, Phutikanit N, Tasripoo K, Nagai T, Techakumphu M. Lacking expression of paternally-expressed gene confirms the failure of syngamy after intracytoplasmic sperm injection in swamp buffalo (Bubalus bubalis). Theriogenology. 2012;77:1415-24 pubmed publisher
    ..Although blastocyst development after ICSI combined with chemical activation was similar to IVF oocytes, these blastocysts were generated by parthenogenesis, due to failure of male pronucleus formation...
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    ..Review of the available literature on controlled studies in dairy buffaloes revealed that first ovulation as detected by rectal palpation and progesterone analysis occurred between 28-71 ..