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

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dc.contributor.advisor Penzhorn, Barend Louis en
dc.contributor.advisor Oosthuizen, Marinda C. en
dc.contributor.postgraduate Govender, Dhanashree (Danny)
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-07T10:38:48Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-10 en
dc.date.available 2013-09-07T10:38:48Z
dc.date.created 2010-04-16 en
dc.date.issued 2010-08-10 en
dc.date.submitted 2010-08-10 en
dc.description Dissertation (MSc)--University of Pretoria, 2010. en
dc.description.abstract As part of the larger survey to map the geographical distribution of Babesia and Theileria parasites in the Southern African rhinoceros population, white rhinoceroses were sampled during routine immobilizations in the Kruger National Park. Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and Reverse Line Blot (RLB) hybridization assays were used to screen for the presence of haemoprotozoa and complete blood counts were used to assess associated changes in clinical parameters. Of the 195 rhinoceroses sampled, 36.4% tested positive for the presence of Theileria bicornis, with no significant change in the haematological parameters measured. None of the rhinoceroses sampled tested positive for Babesia bicornis, the parasite linked to mortalities in black rhinoceroses. Copyright en
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dc.description.department Veterinary Tropical Diseases en
dc.identifier.citation Govender, D 2009, Detection of Babesia and Theileria parasites in white rhinoceroses (Ceratotherium simum) in the Kruger National Park, and their relation to anaemia, MSc dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://hdl.handle.net/2263/27118 > en
dc.identifier.other E10/343/gm en
dc.identifier.upetdurl http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-08102010-175204/ en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/27118
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher University of Pretoria en_ZA
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dc.subject Theileria bicornis en
dc.subject Theileria parasites en
dc.subject Babesia parasites en
dc.subject Kruger National Park en
dc.subject Black rhinoceros en
dc.subject White rhinoceros en
dc.subject Ceratotherium simum en
dc.subject UCTD en_US
dc.title Detection of Babesia and Theileria parasites in white rhinoceroses (Ceratotherium simum) in the Kruger National Park, and their relation to anaemia en
dc.type Dissertation en


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