I just want to let people know who have APBT/AST or X's thereoff and people with Greyhounds, that babesia desiese IS in Australia, most vets do not recognise the symptoms and treat for something else.
only 14 cases I know about in the APBT, but i dare say these dogs were the ones picked up and diagnosed with it.
I dont know about cases in the greyhound, but greyhounds are not my fancy.
Just be aware is all. It usually only affects the above breeds, and is transmitted by tick bite or by mixing of blood, so dogs getting into a kennel scrap with an affected dog is likely to pass it on.
Just google babesia gibsoni and relative babesia. For info on babesia, symptoms and treatment..