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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

Although diverse tick-borne pathogens (TBPs) are endemic to East Africa, with recognized impact on human and livestock health, their diversity and specific interactions with tick and vertebrate host species remain poorly understood in the region. In particular, the role of reptiles in TBP...

Author(s)
Omondi, D.; Masiga, D. K.; Fielding, B. C.; Kariuki, E.; Ajamma, Y. U.; Mwamuye, M. M.; Ouso, D. O.; Villinger, J.
Publisher
Frontiers Media S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland
Citation
Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 2017, 4, June, pp 73
Abstract

Background: There is a widely recognised lack of baseline epidemiological data on the dynamics and impacts of infectious cattle diseases in east Africa. The Infectious Diseases of East African Livestock (IDEAL) project is an epidemiological study of cattle health in western Kenya with the aim of...

Author(s)
Bronsvoort, B. M. de C.; Thumbi, S. M.; Poole, E. J.; Kiara, H.; Auguet, O. T.; Handel, I. G.; Jennings, A.; Conradie, I.; Mbole-Kariuki, M. N.; Toye, P. G.; Hanotte, O.; Coetzer, J.; Woolhouse, M. E. J.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Veterinary Research, 2013, 9, 171, pp (30 August 2013)
Abstract

Tick-borne diseases are a constraint to livestock production in many developing countries as they cause high morbidity and mortality, which results in decreased production of meat, milk and other livestock by-products. The most important tick-borne diseases of livestock in sub-Saharan Africa are...

Author(s)
Simuunza, M.; Weir, W.; Courcier, E.; Tait, A.; Shiels, B.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2011, 175, 3/4, pp 331-342
Abstract

Diagnosis of major endemic bovine parasitic diseases in sub-Saharan Africa such as trypanosomosis, theileriosis, anaplasmosis, babesiosis and cowdriosis is increasingly relying on clinical diagnosis due to deterioration of veterinary services and laboratory facilities. Pyrexia is a common clinical...

Author(s)
Magona, J. W.; Walubengo, J.; Olaho-Mukani, W.; Jonsson, N. N.; Eisler, M. C.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2009, 160, 3/4, pp 301-305
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In 2011, 42 Member States (MS) of the African Union (AU) submitted their disease reports to the Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources of African Union (AU-IBAR). The number of countries that reported their disease situation to AU-IBAR has decreased by 11.68% from 49 (92.45%) in 2010 to 42...

Publisher
African Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR), Nairobi, Kenya
Citation
Pan African Animal Health Yearbook, 2011, 2011, pp xiii + 90 pp.
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The African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) is a large wild bovid which until recently ranged across all but the driest parts of sub-Saharan Africa, and their local range being limited to about 20 km from surface water. They are of high ecological value due to their important role as bulk feeders in the...

Author(s)
Michel, A. L.; Bengis, R. G.
Publisher
Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute, Onderstepoort, South Africa
Citation
Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, 2012, 79, 2, pp Art 453
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Author(s)
Perry, B. D.; McDermott, J. J.; Randolph, T. F.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Infectious diseases of livestock, Volume One, 2004, Ed.2, pp 178-224
Abstract

Previous conferences on the same theme were held in Edinburgh in 1973, West Berlin in 1976 and Nairobi in 1980. The main topics are trypanosomiasis, African swine fever, dermatophilosis, swine fever, anaplasmosis, pest of small ruminants, theileriosis, brucellosis, cowdriosis (heartwater), poultry...

Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 1984, 2, pp x + 629pp.
Abstract

Ethiopia probably carries the largest cattle population per head of human population of any country in Africa, an estimated 20.23 million cattle. Although undernutrition and disease cause serious losses, the heavy pressure of animals on the land has resulted in much overgrazing and subsequent soil...

Author(s)
Macpherson, D. A.
Publisher
Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.,
Citation
United Nations. Report to the Government of Ethiopia on the control of animal diseases., 1964, pp 8 pp.

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