Browsing Research Articles (Veterinary Tropical Diseases) by Title

Browsing Research Articles (Veterinary Tropical Diseases) by Title

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  • Spickett, Andrea; De Villiers, J.F.; Boomker, Jacob Diederik Frederik; Githiori, J.B.; Medley, G.F.; Stenson, M.O.; Waller, P.J; Calitz, F.J; Vatta, A.F. (Elsevier, 2012-02-28)
    Haemonchosis is considered to be the most economically important gastrointestinal disease of small ruminants in the tropics and subtropics. However, chemical anthelmintics, which were the mainstay of control, have been ...
  • Looringh Van Beeck, Frank A.; Leegwater, Peter A.; Herrmann T.; Broere, Femke; Rutten, Victor P.M.G.; Willemse, Ton; Van Rhijn, Ildiko (Wiley, 2013-06)
    Among the CD1 proteins that present lipid antigens to T cells, CD1d is the only one that stimulates a population of T cells with an invariant T-cell receptor known as NKT cells. Sequencing of a 722 nucleotide gap in the ...
  • Carpenter, Simon; Wilson, Anthony; Barber, James; Veronesi, Eva; Mellor, Philip S.; Venter, Gert J.; Gubbins, Simon (Public Library of Science, 2011-11)
    BACKGROUND: The rate at which viruses replicate and disseminate in competent arthropod vectors is limited by the temperature of their environment, and this can be an important determinant of geographical and seasonal limits ...
  • Oliver, C.M.; Skinner, J.D. (John Dawson), 1932-; Van der Merwe, D. (Blackwell Publishing, 2007-06)
    The role of territoriality was investigated by studying 25 impala rams at a reserve in the Waterberg region of South Africa (23°45'S, 28°23'E). Mean territorial tenure was 67.25 days (range 23–99), with a mean territory ...
  • Junker, Kerstin; Boomker, Jacob Diederik Frederik (Agricultural Research Council, ARC-OVI and the University of Pretoria, 2007-06)
    Tetrameres numida n. sp. from the proventriculus of Helmeted guineafowls, Numida meleagris, in South Africa is described from eight male and four female specimens. The new species shares some characteristics with other ...
  • Alberdi, M. Pilar; Nijhof, Ard M.; Jongejan, Frans; Bell-Sakyi, Lesley (Elsevier, 2012-12)
    Tick cell lines play an important role in research on ticks and tick-borne pathogenic and symbiotic microorganisms. In an attempt to derive continuous Dermacentor reticulatus cell lines, embryo-derived primary cell ...
  • Bell-Sakyi, Lesley; Zweygarth, Erich; Blouin, Edmour F.; Gould, Ernest A.; Jongejan, Frans (Elsevier, 2007-09)
    Over 40 cell lines are currently available from 13 ixodid and one argasid tick species. The successful isolation and propagation of several economically important tick-borne pathogens in tick cell lines has created a useful ...
  • Ndhlovu, Daud Nyosi; Makaya, P.V.; Penzhorn, Barend Louis (Agricultural Research Council, ARC-OVI and the University of Pretoria, 2009-06)
    A cross-sectional survey was conducted to determine tick infestation, and udder and teat damage in 286 lactating cows and heifers at six properties in the smallholder and commercial sectors in Gwanda district of Matabeleland ...
  • Pfitzer, Silke; Oosthuizen, Marinda C.; Bosman, Anna-Mari; Vorster, Ilse; Penzhorn, Barend Louis (Elsevier, 2011-03)
    A total of 97 blood samples of nyala (Tragelaphus angasii, Gray 1849) from South Africa were tested for the presence of tick-borne haemoparasites by means of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and reverse line blot (RLB) ...
  • Eygelaar, Dewald; Jori, Ferran J.; Mokopasetso, Mokganedi; Sibeko-Matjila, K.P. (Kgomotso Penelope); Collins, Nicola E.; Vorster, Ilse; Troskie, Milana; Oosthuizen, Marinda C. (BioMed Central, 2015-01)
    BACKGROUND : The African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) is a host for many pathogens known to cause economically important diseases and is often considered an important reservoir for livestock diseases. Theileriosis, ...
  • Lorusso, Vincenzo; Wijnveld, Michiel; Majekodunmi, Ayodele O.; Dongkum, Charles; Fajinmi, Akinyemi; Dogo, Abraham G.; Thrusfield, Michael; Mugenyi, Albert; Vaumourin, Elise; Igweh, Augustine C.; Jongejan, Frans; Welburn, Susan C.; Picozzi, Kim (BioMed Central, 2016-04-18)
    BACKGROUND : Ticks and tick-borne diseases undermine cattle fitness and productivity in the whole of sub-Saharan Africa, including Nigeria. In this West African country, cattle are challenged by numerous tick species, ...
  • Golezardy, Habib; Horak, Ivan Gerard (Agricultural Research Council, ARC-OVI and the University of Pretoria, 2007-03)
    The objective of this study was to make an inventory of the ixodid tick species infesting wild animals in three western, semi-arid nature reserves in South Africa. To this end 22 animals in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, ...
  • Kariuki, Edward Kamau; Penzhorn, Barend Louis; Horak, Ivan Gerard (AOSIS Open Journals, 2012-11-21)
    Several ixodid tick species are shared between domestic cattle and African buffaloes (Syncerus caffer). So too, are a number of tick-borne diseases. The aim of the study was to compare the species composition of ticks ...
  • Claerebout, Edwin; Losson, Bertrand; Cochez, Christel; Casaert, Stijn; Dalemans, Anne-Catherine; De Cat, Ann; Madder, Maxime; Saegerman, Claude; Heyman, Paul; Lempereur, Laetitia (BioMed Central, 2013-06-19)
    BACKGROUND: Although Ixodes spp. are the most common ticks in North-Western Europe, recent reports indicated an expanding geographical distribution of Dermacentor reticulatus in Western Europe. Recently, the establishment ...
  • Horak, Ivan Gerard; Golezardy, Habib; Uys, A.C. (André Charles) (Agricultural Research Council, ARC-OVI and the University of Pretoria, 2007-09)
    The objective of this study was to assess the host status of the three largest southern African wild ruminants, namely giraffes, Giraffa camelopardalis, African buffaloes, Syncerus caffer, and eland, Taurotragus oryx for ...
  • Hasle, G.; Horak, Ivan Gerard; Grieve, G.; Leinaas, H.P.; Clarke, F. (Agricultural Research Council, ARC-OVI and the University of Pretoria, 2009-06)
    Approximately 3 000 birds, mainly passerines, caught in mist nets in the northern provinces of South Africa, were examined for ticks. A total of 178 ticks, belonging to 14 species, were recovered from 83 birds of 43 ...
  • Horak, Ivan Gerard; Welman, Shaun; Hallam, Stacey L.; Lutermann, Heike; Mzilikazi, Nomakwezi (Agricultural Research Council, ARC-OVI and the University of Pretoria, 2011-03)
    Several studies on ticks infesting small mammals, including elephant shrews, have been conducted in South Africa; however, these studies have included only a single four-toed elephant shrew and no hedgehogs. This study ...
  • Nyangiwe, Nkululeko; Goni, Sindisile; Herve-Claude, Louis P.; Ruddat, Inga; Horak, Ivan Gerard (Agricultural Research Council, ARC-OVI and the University of Pretoria, 2011-10-07)
    Many studies on the population dynamics of questing ticks on pastures and of parasitic ticks on cattle have been conducted. Few, however, have attempted to link the two in a single study. This study aimed to assess the ...
  • Traub, Rebecca J.; Irwin, Peter; Dantas-Torres, Filipe; Tort, Gabriela Perez; Labarthe, Norma Vollmer; Inpankaew, Tawin; Gatne, Mukulesh; Linh, Bui Khanh; Schwan, Ernest Volker; Watanabe, Malaika; Siebert, Susanne; Mencke, Norbert; Schaper, Roland (BioMed Central, 2015-05-13)
    This letter advises the imminent formation of the Companion Animal Parasites Council for the Tropics (CAPCT). The CAPCT consists of region-specific (e.g., Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa) experts ...
  • Tjale, Mabotse A.; Pretorius, Alri; Josemans, Antoinette; Van Kleef, Mirinda; Liebenberg, Junita (Elsevier, 2018-01)
    The use of bioinformatics tools to search for possible vaccine candidates has been successful in recent years. In an attempt to search for additional vaccine candidates or improve the current heartwater vaccine design, a ...