Document Type : Research Paper
Babesiosis is a peril infectious disease with a world-wide spread cause by Babesia spp. parasites, affecting many species of mammals and man. Babesiosis has economic impact, it causes to losses production of meat and milk ( quality and quantity ) of infected animals and can cause death.The aims of this review to know the infection rate of babesiosis in animals in the governorates of Iraq, and knowing the areas that haven't been recorded it till now. Collected 38 researches in severals areas of Iraq recorded infections of babesiosis in many typses of animals, six governorates are :Al-Tamim, Al-Anbar, Kerbalaa, Wasit, Misan, and Dhi Qar didn’t study it. the highest infection rate was recorded in foals in Nineveh was 81.11%, while the lowest notcied in sheep 0.01% and cattle 0.17% in Nineveh (northern of Iraq). Ten species only of Babesia spp. were registered in several species of animals in Iraq are: B.ovis, B. equi, B. gibsoni, B.taylori, B.foliata, B. Motasi, B.caballi, B.bigemina , B. Canis and B. microti.