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Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in farm-reared ostriches and wild game species from Zimbabwe

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Abstract: One hundred and seventy one serum samples from 10 game species from Zimbabwe were tested for IgG antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii infection using the modified agglutination test (MAT). Significantly higher...

Author(s): T. Hove and S. Mukaratirwa
Year: 2005
Journal: Acta Tropica
Page Numbers: 49-53
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Examining disease prevalence for species of conservation concern using non-invasive spatial capture–recapture techniques

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Abstract: on‐invasive techniques have long been used to estimate wildlife population abundance and density. However, recent technological breakthroughs have facilitated non‐invasive estimation of the proportion...

Author(s): Arthur B. Muneza, Daniel W. Linden, Robert A. Montgomery, Amy J. Dickman, Gary J. Roloff, David W. Macdonald and Julian T. Fennessy
Year: 2016
Journal: Journal of Applied Ecology
Page Numbers: 1-9
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Characterization of Giraffe Ear Disease in Mikumi - Selous Ecosystem

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Abstract: A study on GED was conducted in the Mikumi - Selous ecosystem with an overall objective of finding the cause and predisposing factors. Giraffes were examined for change in conformation, discharges, and...

Author(s): Vitalis Hippolyte Lyaruu
Year: 2010
Journal: PhD Thesis
Page Numbers: 1-105
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How a Tiny Worm is Irritating the Most Majestic of Giraffes

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Abstract: What is a fly to a giraffe? It’s difficult to imagine a single insect even coming to the attention of these peculiar animals, which weigh in at thousands of pounds and routinely stretch their necks to...

Author(s): Jacob Brogan
Year: 2017
Journal: Smithsonian.com (Website)
Page Numbers: 1-3
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Theileria spp. in Free Ranging Giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis) in Zambia

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Abstract: Theileria parasites were detected in five apparently healthy free-ranging giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis Linnaeus, 1758) captured for translocation on a game ranch located approximately 60 km south west...

Author(s): King Shimumbo Nalubamba, Squarre David, Musso Munyeme, Harvey Kamboyi, Ngonda Saasa, Ethel Mkandawire and Hetron Mweemba Munang’andu
Year: 2015
Journal: Journal of Applied Research in Veterinary Medicine
Page Numbers: 1-5
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Comparisons of Salmonella conjugation and virulence gene hyperexpression mediated by rumen protozoa from domestic and exotic ruminants

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Abstract: Recent studies have identified a phenomenon in which ciliated protozoa engulf Salmonella and the intra-protozoal environment hyperactivates virulence gene expression and provides a venue for conjugal transfer...

Author(s): Matt T. Brewer, Nalee Xiong, Jeffery D. Dier, Kristi L. Anderson, Mark A. Rasmussen, Sharon K. Franklin, Steve A. Carlson
Year: 2011
Journal: Veterinary Microbiology
Page Numbers: 301-306
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Tanzania: Tanapa Worried By Giraffe Ear Disease

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Abstract: WILDLIFE SCIENTISTS in Tanzania are investigating a severe infectious ear disease that is reported to have affected up to 30 per cent of an estimated 300 giraffes in Mikumi National Park, 300 km southwest...

Author(s): Zephania Ubwani
Year: 2013
Journal: AllAfrica.com
Page Numbers: 1-2
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Biologic, Antigenic, and Full-Length Genomic Characterization of a Bovine-Like Coronavirus Isolated from a Giraffe

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Abstract: Coronaviruses (CoVs) possess large RNA genomes and exist as quasispecies, which increases the possibility of adaptive mutations and interspecies transmission. Recently, CoVs were recognized as important...

Author(s): Mustafa Hasoksuz, Konstantin Alekseev, Anastasia Vlasova, Xinsheng Zhang, David Spiro, Rebecca Halpin, Shiliang Wang, Elodie Ghedin, and Linda J. Saif
Year: 2007
Journal: Journal of Virology
Page Numbers: 4981-4990
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Trypanosome Diversity in Wildlife Species from the Serengeti and Luangwa Valley Ecosystems

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Abstract: The trypanosomes include a number of species that cause disease in livestock. In recent years, several trypanosomes have been identified which do not fit into the classic trypanosome classification system....

Author(s): Harriet Auty, Neil E. Anderson, Kim Picozzi, Tiziana Lembo, Joseph Mubanga, Richard Hoare, Robert D. Fyumagwa, Barbara Mable, Louise Hamill, Sarah Cleaveland, Susan C. Welburn
Year: 2012
Journal: PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Page Numbers: 1-10
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Cryptosporidium muris in a Reticulated Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata)

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Abstract: Cryptosporidium spp. infection in captive exotic mammals was investigated using staining and molecular biological methods. A total of 323 fecal samples from 100 mammalian species (62 Artiodactyla, 33 Rodentia,...

Author(s): A. Kodádková , M. Kváĉ, O. Ditrich, B. Sak, and L. Xiao
Year: 2010
Journal: Journal of Parasitology
Page Numbers: 211-212