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An update of the bovine trypanosomosis situation at the edge of Hluhluwe-iMfolozi park, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Van den Bossche, P. en_US
dc.contributor.author Esterhuizen, J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Nkuna, R. en_US
dc.contributor.author Matjila, T. en_US
dc.contributor.author Penzhorn, B. en_US
dc.contributor.author Geerts, S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Marcotty, T. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-12-06T14:37:01Z
dc.date.available 2007-12-06T14:37:01Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0030-2465 en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-A1A en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-A6A en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-ALA en_US
dc.identifier.other ANIMAL en_US
dc.identifier.other U-ANIMAL en_US
dc.identifier.other JIF en_US
dc.identifier.other ABSTRACT en_US
dc.identifier.other FTA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10390/662
dc.description.abstract To obtain updated data on and assess the contribution of trypanosomosis to the disease burden of cattle kept at the edge of the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, a survey was conducted at Mvutshini Dip. Use was made of a purposeful sampling strategy by restricting sampling to animals that the livestock owner considered to be in poor condition. Of a total of 76 blood samples collected, 26 were parasitologically positive and 46 were positive on PCR/RFLP. Almost all infections were due to Trypanosoma congolense savannah subgroup. A total of 63 animals had a PCV < or = 24% and were considered to be anaemic. Results from the survey show that trypanosome infections contribute significantly to the overall burden of disease in the area. Further research is required to develop appropriate control methods. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject Animal diseases en_US
dc.subject Bovines en_US
dc.subject Protozoal diseases en_US
dc.subject Trypanosomiasis, African en_US
dc.subject Trypanosoma congolense en_US
dc.subject Epidemiology en_US
dc.subject Incidence en_US
dc.subject Surveys en_US
dc.subject South Africa en_US
dc.subject Africa, Southern en_US
dc.title An update of the bovine trypanosomosis situation at the edge of Hluhluwe-iMfolozi park, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.citation.issue 1 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research en_US
dc.citation.volume 73 en_US
dc.citation.pages 77-79 en_US
dc.identifier.pmid http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16715881
dc.citation.jabbreviation Onderstepoort J Vet Res en_US


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