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Parasites of domestic and wild animals in south africa 16. helminth and arthropod parasites of blue and black wildebeest connochaetes taurinus and connochaetes gnou

Horak, I.G.; De-Vos, V.; Brown, M.R.

Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research 50(4): 243-256


ISSN/ISBN: 0030-2465
Accession: 006062273

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Blue wildebeest (C. taurinus) (55) were shot for parasite recovery at .apprx. 1 mo. intervals during 13 mo. in the Kruger National Park [South Africa]. Nematode species (13), 4 cestode species, 1 trematode, the larvae of 5 oestrid flies, 3 lice species, 7 ixodid tick species, 1 mite species and the nymphae of a pentastomid were recovered. The seasonal prevalence of 8 nematodes, 2 cestodes, the larvae of 4 oestrid flies, 3 lice and 4 ixodid tick species was determined. The endo- and ectoparasite burdens of 7 black wildebeest (C. gnou) shot in the Golden Gate Highlands Park in the Orange Free State and 3 shot in the Rietvlei Reserve in the Transvaal were determined. These animals harbored 4 nematode species, 1 cestode, the larvae of 5 oestrid fly species, 2 lice species, 4 ixodid tick species and a mite species.

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