Occurrence of tick-borne haemoparasites in nyala (Tragelaphus angasii) in KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape Province, South Africa

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dc.contributor.advisor Oosthuizen, Marinda C. en
dc.contributor.advisor Penzhorn, Barend Louis en
dc.contributor.postgraduate Pfitzer, Silke
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-06T14:06:22Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-12 en
dc.date.available 2013-09-06T14:06:22Z
dc.date.created 2009-11-27 en
dc.date.issued 2010-03-12 en
dc.date.submitted 2010-03-03 en
dc.description Dissertation (MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases))--University of Pretoria, 2010. en
dc.description.abstract A total of 143 blood samples of nyala (Tragelaphus angasii) from two regions in South Africa were tested for the presence of tick-borne haemoparasites by means of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and reverse line blot (RLB) hybridisation. While most blood samples taken in EDTA blood turned out negative for the presence of haemoparasites, the majority of blood samples collected on Whatman® filter paper contained several different haemoparasites, often in combination. Samples from the Eastern Cape Province as well as from KwaZulu- Natal turned out positive. Prevalent haemoparasites were Theileria sp. (kudu), T. buffeli, T. bicornis, Theileria sp. (sable), T. taurotragi, Ehrlichia sp. Omatjenne, Anaplasma bovis and A. marginale. This serves as the first report of T. buffeli, T. sp. (kudu), T. bicornis, T. taurotragi, Ehrlichia sp. Omatjenne, A. marginale and A. bovis in nyala. Copyright en
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dc.description.department Veterinary Tropical Diseases en
dc.identifier.citation Pfitzer, S 2009, Occurrence of tick-borne haemoparasites in nyala (Tragelaphus angasii) in KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases) dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://hdl.handle.net/2263/22952 > en
dc.identifier.other E10/36/gm en
dc.identifier.upetdurl http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-03032010-141016/ en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/22952
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher University of Pretoria en_ZA
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dc.subject Kwazulu-Natal en
dc.subject Tragelaphus angasii en
dc.subject Tick-borne haemoparasites en
dc.subject Eastern Cape Province, South Africa en
dc.subject UCTD en_US
dc.title Occurrence of tick-borne haemoparasites in nyala (Tragelaphus angasii) in KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape Province, South Africa en
dc.type Dissertation en


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