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Zoophilic members of the Anopheles gambiae complex are often associated with cattle. As such, it is likely that the immature aquatic stages will be exposed to cattle faeces as a pollutant. This study aimed to examine the effect of cattle manure on members of the An. gambiae complex found in South...

Author(s)
Jeanrenaud, A. C. S. N.; Brooke, B. D.; Oliver, S. V.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2019, 14, 4, pp e0215552
Abstract

A high-passage Babesia bovis vaccine containing only one genotype population was, although protective, inferior compared to the immunity afforded by a lower passage of the same strain containing two populations. The 24 times serially passaged South African B. bovis S vaccine strain contain only a...

Author(s)
Troskie, P. C.; Latif, A. A.; Mans, B. J.; Combrink, M. P.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 2017, 8, 4, pp 671-674
Abstract

South Africa's livestock population is rapidly evolving and consequently will require sustained epidemiological surveillance to detect and prevent diseases which contribute to a decrease in livestock productivity, public health risk and food wastage. Fasciola infection is one of the commonest...

Author(s)
Jaja, I. F.; Mushonga, B.; Green, E.; Muchenje, V.
Publisher
Elsevier, Oxford, UK
Citation
Parasite Epidemiology and Control, 2017, 2, 4, pp 27-34
AbstractFull Text

The Asiatic blue tick, Rhipicephalus microplus, a known vector of bovine babesiosis and bovine anaplasmosis, is of great concern in the cattle industry. For this reason, detailed knowledge of the distribution of R. microplus is vital. Currently, R. microplus is believed to be associated mainly with ...

Author(s)
Nyangiwe, N.; Horak, I. G.; Mescht, L. van der; Matthee, S.
Publisher
AOSIS OpenJournals, Tygervalley, South Africa
Citation
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association, 2017, 88, pp a1482
Abstract

Background: The beef tapeworm, Taenia saginata, causing cysticercosis in bovines and taeniosis in humans, is thought to have a global distribution. In eastern and southern Africa, cattle production plays a crucial role in the economy, but a clear overview of the prevalence of T. saginata in the...

Author(s)
Dermauw, V.; Dorny, P.; Braae, U. C.; Devleesschauwer, B.; Robertson, L. J.; Saratsis, A.; Thomas, L. F.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Parasites and Vectors, 2018, 11, 578, pp (06 November 2018)
Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine sero-prevalence of bovine and porcine cysticercosis in cattle and pigs in rural farming communities in Free State and Gauteng Provinces, Republic of South Africa. Blood samples were collected for a period of twelve months from live cattle (n=1315; 1159) and...

Author(s)
Tsotetsi-Khambule, A. M.; Njiro, S.; Katsande, T. C.; Thekisoe, O. M. M.; Harrison, L. J. S.
Publisher
Elsevier B. V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Acta Tropica, 2017, 172, pp 91-96
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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

Fasciolosis is an important zoonotic disease that is responsible for a significant loss in food resource and animal productivity. The objectives of this study were to determine the seasonal prevalence and risk factors associated with Fasciola infection in cattle. The results were obtained by...

Author(s)
Jaja, I. F.; Mushonga, B.; Green, E.; Muchenje, V.
Publisher
Elsevier, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary and Animal Science, 2017, 4, pp 1-7
Abstract

Equine piroplasmosis is a disease caused by the hemoparasites Babesia caballi and Theileria equi and is considered to be the most important parasitic infection affecting Equidae. The objective of the present study was to carry out an epidemiological molecular and serological survey for the presence ...

Author(s)
Vieira, M. I. B.; Costa, M. M.; Oliveira, M. T. de; Gonçalves, L. R.; André, M. R.; Machado, R. Z.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Acta Tropica, 2018, 179, pp 81-87
Abstract

A total of 31,425 ticks were collected from 10 cattle and also from six drag-samples during the 12-month study period. Adult ticks were removed from the right hand side of each animal and all instars of ticks were placed in containers filled with 70% ethanol. Based on morphological traits, 10 tick...

Author(s)
Yawa, M.; Nyangiwe, N.; Muchenje, V.; Kadzere, C. T.; Mpendulo, T. C.; Marufu, M. C.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Experimental and Applied Acarology, 2018, 74, 3, pp 317-328

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