The prevalence of helminths in warthogs, bushpigs and some antelope species in Limpopo Province, South Africa

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dc.contributor.advisor Boomker, Jacob Diederik Frederik en
dc.contributor.postgraduate Conradie, Ilana en
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-07T17:25:34Z
dc.date.available 2009-04-16 en
dc.date.available 2013-09-07T17:25:34Z
dc.date.created 2008-11-28 en
dc.date.issued 2009-04-16 en
dc.date.submitted 2009-02-17 en
dc.description Dissertation (MSc)--University of Pretoria, 2009. en
dc.description.abstract The aim of the study was to describe the helminth parasites of the common game species in the Limpopo Province, focusing on the northern and western parts where the climate is harsh and dry, with a large area considered to be semi-arid. In total 36 animals were examined which included ten impala, Aepyceros melampus, eight kudu, Tragelaphus strepsiceros, four blue wildebeest, Connochaetes taurinus, two black wildebeest, Connochaetes gnou, three gemsbok, Oryx gazelle, one nyala, Tragelaphus angasii, one bushbuck, Tragelaphus scriptus and one waterbuck, Kobus ellipsiprymnus, as well as six warthogs, Phacochoerus aethiopicus, and a single bushpig, Potamochoerus porcus. New host records for species include Trichostrongylus deflexus in the blue wildebeest, Agriostomum gorgonis in the black wildebeest, Stilesia globipunctata in the waterbuck, and Fasciola hepatica in the kudu. The only known zoonotic helminth recovered was one hydatid cyst of an Echinococcus sp. from the lungs of a warthog. The total burdens and species variation of the helminths in this study were all consistently low compared to other studies done in areas with higher rainfall. This has practical implications when animals are translocated to areas with higher rainfall and higher prevalence of helminths. en
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dc.description.department Veterinary Tropical Diseases en
dc.identifier.citation 2008 en
dc.identifier.other E1231/gm en
dc.identifier.upetdurl http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-02172009-133524/ en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/29975
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher University of Pretoria en_ZA
dc.rights ©University of Pretoria 2008 E1231/ en
dc.subject Impala en
dc.subject Kudu en
dc.subject Limpopo Province, South Africa en
dc.subject Helminth parasites en
dc.subject Warthog en
dc.subject Bushpig en
dc.subject Wildebeest en
dc.subject UCTD en_US
dc.title The prevalence of helminths in warthogs, bushpigs and some antelope species in Limpopo Province, South Africa en
dc.type Dissertation en


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