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The comparative host status of red veld rats (Aethomys chrysophilus) and bushveld gerbils (Tatera leucogaster) for epifaunal arthropods in the southern Kruger National Park, South Africa


Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research 63(2): 149-158
The comparative host status of red veld rats (Aethomys chrysophilus) and bushveld gerbils (Tatera leucogaster) for epifaunal arthropods in the southern Kruger National Park, South Africa
Red veld rats and bushveld gerbils were trapped at monthly intervals, when possible, over a 2-year period, in the southern Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga Province. 46 specimens of each species were caught, killed and microscopically examined for fleas, lice, ticks and mites. Clear differences existed between the 2 rodent hosts in infestation intensity and also parasite species.


Accession: 002980505

PMID: 8856764



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