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To become infected by Theileria, a cow must be bitten by a tick carrying the disease. It is not spread by direct animal to animal contact. Cattle can be infected with the Theileria parasite without necessarily showing any signs of clinical disease.
Control and Prevention
Cattle are at risk of infection when moved to areas where infected ticks are present. Infected animals can also spread infection to ticks when transported to new areas. This, in turn can spread disease to uninfected animals.
Once the diagnosis of theileriosis is made, the most appropriate treatment depends on a variety of aspects including the clinical signs, the number of affected animals and feed availability.