Piroplasm parasites of white rhinoceroses (Ceratotherium simum) in the Kruger National Park, and their relation to anaemia

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dc.contributor.author Govender, Dhanashree (Danny)
dc.contributor.author Oosthuizen, Marinda C.
dc.contributor.author Penzhorn, Barend Louis
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-11T07:42:19Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-11T07:42:19Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.description.abstract As part of a larger survey to map the geographical distribution of Babesia and Theileria parasites in the southern African rhinoceros population, white rhinoceroses were sampled during routine immobilisations in the Kruger National Park. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and reverse line blot (RLB) hybridisation assays were used to screen for the presence of piroplasms and complete blood counts were used to assess associated changes in clinical parameters. Of the 195 rhinoceroses sampled, 71 (36.4 %) tested positive for the presence of Theileria bicornis, with no significant change in the haematological parameters measured, while 18 (9.2 %) tested positive for Theileria equi. None of the rhinoceroses sampled tested positive for Babesia bicornis, a parasite associated with mortalities in black rhinoceroses. en
dc.description.librarian ab2016
dc.description.sponsorship Grant: National Research Foundation, Funding: Wildlife Group of the South African Veterinary Association en
dc.description.uri http://www.journals.co.za/ej/ejour_savet.html en
dc.identifier.citation Govender, D, Oosthuisen, MC & Penzhorn, BL 2011, ‘Piroplasm parasites of white rhinoceroses (Ceratotherium simum) in the Kruger National Park, and their relation to anaemia’, Journal of the South African Veterinary Association, vol. 82, no. 2, pp. 36–40. en
dc.identifier.issn 0038-2809
dc.identifier.other 7004592997
dc.identifier.other N-8706-2014
dc.identifier.other 35609781000
dc.identifier.other J-7222-2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/17036
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher South African Veterinary Association en
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dc.rights South African Veterinary Association en
dc.subject Babesia bicornis en
dc.subject Theileria bicornis en
dc.subject Theileria equi en
dc.subject White rhinoceros en
dc.subject Ceratotherium simum
dc.subject.lcsh Piroplasmida en
dc.subject.lcsh Rhinoceroses en
dc.subject.lcsh Kruger National Park (South Africa) en
dc.subject.lcsh Anemia en
dc.title Piroplasm parasites of white rhinoceroses (Ceratotherium simum) in the Kruger National Park, and their relation to anaemia en
dc.type Article en


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