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Parasites and mortality of Sable Hippotragus niger niger (harris, 1838) in the Matopos, Zimbabwe

J. H Grobler
Koedoe | Vol 24, No 1 | a623 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v24i1.623 | © 1981 J. H Grobler | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 02 December 1981 | Published: 02 December 1981

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J. H Grobler, National Parks Board of Trustees, South Africa

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Abstract

Parasitism is indicated as the main cause of mortality of sable Hippotragus niger niger in Matopos, Zimbabwe. The main external parasites were Rhipicephalus appendiculatus, R. evertsi and the larvae of Chrysomya bezziana. The main internal parasite was Haemonchus and to a lesser extent Taenia multiceps. Babesia and anaplasmosis were identified in blood smears.

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