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) hybridisation. The
majority of blood samples contained several different haemoparasites, often in
combination. Prevalent haemoparasites were Theileria sp. (kudu), T. buffeli, T. sp.
(sable), T. bicornis, Ehrlichia sp. Omatjenne, Anaplasma marginale and A. bovis.
This serves as the first report of T. sp. (kudu), T. buffeli, T. bicornis, Ehrlichia sp.Omatjenne, A. marginale and A. bovis in nyala, who seem to carry multiple
haemoparasites without ill effect.