This article summarises the most relevant data of presentations delivered at the 19th International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP) held in New Orleans, LA, USA, from 10 to 14 August 2003) in a symposium session on bovine neosporosis. The symposium was organised by Juan Munoz-Bielsa, Wicher Holland, Enzo Foccoli and Theo Schetters (chairman). The focus was on the present state of knowledge of the biology, epidemiology (presented by J.P. Dubey) and immunology of Neospora infection (presented by A. Adrianarivo), with special emphasis on the prospects of vaccination of cattle against Neospora-induced abortion (presentations of K. Frankena (Costa Rican trial) and C. Heuer (New Zealand trial)).
- caninum-associated abortion
- vertical transmission