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Parasites of domestic and wild animals in South Africa. 23. Helminth and arthropod parasites of warthogs, Phacochoerus aethiopicus, in the eastern Transvaal Lowveld

Horak, IG.; Boomker, J. de Vos, V.; Potgieter, FT.

Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research 553: 145-152


ISSN/ISBN: 0030-2465
Accession: 021524084

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A total of 69 warhogs, Phacochoerus aethiopicus, were collected from 4 localities within the Kruger National Park, eastern Transvaal Lowveld. These animals harboured 16 nematode species, 2 trematodes, 1 or 2 species of adult cestodes and the larval stages of 4 cestodes. No pattern of seasonal abundance could be determined for any of the helminths. The warhogs were also infested with 3 flea species, 1 louse species, 8 ixodid tick species 1 argasid tick and the nymphae of a pentastomid. The seasonal abundance of fleas of the genus Echidnophaga of the sucking louse Haematopinus phacochoeri and the ixodid ticks Amblyomma herbraeum, Rhipicephalus appendiculataus, Rhipicephalus simus and Rhipicephalus zambeziensis was determined.

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