Host preference of the Yellow-billed Oxpecker Buphagus africanus in the Rhodes Matopos National Park, Rhodesia

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Abstract: Records were kept from May 1977 to April 1978 of Yellow-billed Oxpeckers Buphagus africanus and ungulates seen in the Whovi Wild Area of the Rhodes Matopos National Park. Host preference was determined...

Author(s): J.H. Grobler & G.W. Charsley
Year: 1978
Journal: South African Journal of Wildlife Research (1978) 169-170
Page Numbers: 169-170

Tick problems in wildlife in Zimbabwe. 1. The effects of tick parasitism on wild ungulates

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Abstract: The direct and indirect effects of tick parasitism on wild ungulates are outlined. Observations on the relative susceptibility of common ungulate species to tick infestation are recorded. Host resistance...

Author(s): C.J. Lightfoot & R.A.I Norval
Year: 1981
Journal: South African Journal of Wildlife Research
Page Numbers: 41-45

Body size and habitat as determinants of tick infestations of wild ungulates in South Africa

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Abstract: The purpose of the present work was to test the hypothesis that the intensity of tick infestation on South African wild ungulates is proportional to surface area of the host (body weight 0.67} and to assess...

Author(s): G.J. Gallivan & I.G Horak
Year: 1997
Journal: South African Journal of Wildlife Research
Page Numbers: 63-70

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

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

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

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

Distribution and density of oxpeckers on giraffes in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

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Abstract: Oxpeckers (Buphagus sp.) are two bird species closely associated to large mammals, including giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis). We tested whether oxpeckers distributed themselves at random across individuals...

Author(s): Roxanne Gagnon, Cheryl T. Mabika, Christophe Bonenfant
Year: 2020
Journal: African Journal of Ecology
Page Numbers: 1-10

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

Tick-borne pathogens in the blood of wild and domestic ungulates in South Africa: Interplay of game and livestock

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Abstract: We screened for tick-borne pathogens blood samples from 181 wild and domestic ungulates belonging to 18 host species in 4 South African Provinces. Polymerase chain reaction followed by reverse line blotting...

Author(s): M. Berggoetz, M. Schmid, D. Ston, V. Wyss, C. Chevillon, A.-M. Pretorius, L. Gern
Year: 2014
Journal: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
Page Numbers: 1-10