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Ticks are the most important external parasites of cattle and are known to transmit more pathogens than any other group of arthropods worldwide. About 80% of the world cattle population is at risk of ticks and tick-borne diseases, causing a global annual loss of $US22-30 billion. In Africa, the...

Author(s)
Nyangiwe, N.; Yawa, M.; Muchenje, V.
Publisher
South African Society of Animal Science, Hatfield, South Africa
Citation
South African Journal of Animal Science, 2018, 48, 5, pp 829-841
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The aim of the study was to determine the species spectrum of ixodid ticks that infest horses and donkeys in South Africa and to identify those species that act as vectors of disease to domestic livestock. Ticks were collected opportunistically from 391 horses countrywide by their owners or grooms, ...

Author(s)
Horak, I. G.; Heyne, H.; Halajian, A.; Booysen, S.; Smit, W. J.
Publisher
AOSIS OpenJournals, Tygervalley, South Africa
Citation
Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, 2017, 84, 1, pp a1302
Abstract

Rhipicephalus microplus, better known as the Asiatic cattle tick, is a largely invasive ectoparasite of great economic importance due to the negative effect it has on agricultural livestock on a global scale, particularly cattle. Tick-borne diseases (babesiosis and anaplasmosis) transmitted by R....

Author(s)
Baron, S.; Merwe, N. A. van der; Madder, M.; Maritz-Olivier, C.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2015, 10, 7, pp e0131341
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The distributions of endemic tick vector species as well as the presence of species not endemic to Free State Province, South Africa, were determined during surveys or opportunistic collections from livestock, wildlife and vegetation. Amongst endemic ticks, the presence of Rhipicephalus...

Author(s)
Horak, I. G.; Jordaan, A. J.; Nel, P. J.; Heerden, J. van; Heyne, H.; Dalen, E. M. van
Publisher
AOSIS OpenJournals, Tygervalley, South Africa
Citation
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association, 2015, 86, 1, pp Art. #1255
Abstract

Traditional medicine (TM) is very important among Venda speaking people but the available literature does not cover the ethnoveterinary medicine (EVM) uses. Open ended questions and group focus discussion were used to investigate the knowledge of EVM in the region. Thirty-seven (37) individuals...

Author(s)
Luseba, D.; Tshisikhawe, M. P.
Publisher
Academic Journals, Nairobi, Kenya
Citation
Journal of Medicinal Plants Research, 2013, 7, 10, pp 593-601
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The following are abstracts of papers and posters presented at the 39th Annual Congress of the Parasitological Society of Southern Africa (PARSA), held in Drakensville Resort, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa last 10-13 October 2010. The topics of papers focused on lice collected from wildlife and...

Publisher
South African Veterinary Association, Pretoria, South Africa
Citation
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association, 2011, 82, 4, pp 264-273
Abstract

The one-humped camel (Camelus dromedarius) was first introduced to German South West Africa (Namibia) for military purposes in 1889. Introductions to the Cape of Good Hope (South Africa) in 1897 and Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) in 1903 were initially with a view to replacing oxen that died of rinderpest....

Author(s)
Wilson, R. T.
Publisher
South African Veterinary Association, Pretoria, South Africa
Citation
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association, 2008, 79, 2, pp 58-61
Abstract

In Bredasdorp, South Africa, an area with 327 764 sheep and goats and 19 818 cattle, 1 323 770 therapeutic doses of anthelmintic for sheep and goats and 6 622 therapeutic doses for cattle, worth R456 800 46 and R22 548 31, respectively, were sold during 1988. Monthly sales of sheep/goat and cattle...

Author(s)
Louw, J. P.
Citation
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association, 1990, 61, 3, pp 106-109
Abstract

The story of East Coast fever (caused by Theileria parva parva) is told from its first appearance in Rhodesia in 1901 (when a massive outbreak began when cattle were shipped from Dar-es-Salaam to restock the herds of Rhodesia) to current studies. The book concentrates both on the social and...

Author(s)
Cranefield, P. F.
Publisher
Press Syndicate of the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Science and empire: East Coast fever in Rhodesia and the Transvaal., 1991, pp xvii + 385 pp.
Abstract

For sustainable livestock production it is suggested that the parasitologist take a leaf out of Nature's book in the search for solutions to the mounting problems concerning parasite control. While the farmer has come to regard all parasites affecting livestock as entirely without benefit,...

Author(s)
Malan, F. S.; Horak, I. G.; Vos, V. de; Wyk, J. A. van
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 1997, 71, 2/3, pp 137-153

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