Studies on the host range of Eimeria chinchillae De Vos & Van der Westhuizen, 1968

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dc.contributor.editor South Africa. Dept. of Agricultural Technical Services
dc.contributor.editor Tustin, R.C.
dc.contributor.editor De Lange, M.
dc.contributor.editor Reinecke, R.K.
dc.contributor.editor Walker, Jane B.
dc.contributor.editor De Kock, V.E. 2014-02-25T08:03:32Z 2014-02-25T08:03:32Z 2013 1970
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dc.description.abstract A case of an Eimeria sp. with a lack of host specificity is reported. Eimeria chinchillae DeVos & Van der Westhuizen, 1968, originally described from the chinchilla, was successfully transmitted to seven other rodents, viz. Praomys (Mastomys) natalensis (Smith, 1847), Rhabdomys pumilio (Sparrman, 1784), white mice, Otomys irroratus (Brants, 1827), white rats, Mystromys albicaudatus (Smith, 1834) and Arvicanthis niloticus (Desmarest, 1822). Of these, the first four species were more susceptible to infection than the last three and showed symptoms of coccidiosis and even mortality after administration of 400,000 sporulated oocysts. Susceptible chinchillas were infected with oocysts obtained from P. (M.) natalensis, R. pumilio, white mice and white rats. In the chinchilla the endogenous stages were found only in the caecum but in P. (M.) natalensis, R. pumilio and white mice small numbers were also found in the small intestine. The prepatent period of the infection in chinchillas was 8 or 9 days as compared to 7 or 8 days in the new hosts. The oocysts discharged by these animals were indistinguishable from those passed by chinchillas. en_US
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dc.identifier.citation De Vos, AJ 1970, 'Studies on the host range of Eimeria chinchillae De Vos & Van der Westhuizen, 1968’, The Onderstepoort journal of veterinary research, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 29-36. en_US
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dc.publisher Pretoria : Government Printer en_US
dc.rights ©South Africa. Dept. of Agricultural Technical Services (original). ©University of Pretoria. Dept. of Library Services (digital). en_US
dc.subject Veterinary medicine en_US
dc.subject Veterinary reports en_US
dc.subject South Africa en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Veterinary medicine -- South Africa en
dc.title Studies on the host range of Eimeria chinchillae De Vos & Van der Westhuizen, 1968 en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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