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A survey of selected bacteriological infections of the Chacma Baboon Papio Ursinus from the Kruger National Park

V. de Vos, G.A.W.J. van Niekerk, E.E. McConell
Koedoe | Vol 16, No 1 | a881 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v16i1.881 | © 1973 V. de Vos, G.A.W.J. van Niekerk, E.E. McConell | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 July 1973 | Published: 28 July 1973

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V. de Vos,, South Africa
G.A.W.J. van Niekerk,, South Africa
E.E. McConell,, South Africa

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Abstract

An absence of bacterial pathogens and zoonosesemerged as the salient feature in a bacteriological survey ofchacma baboons from the Kruger National Park. Totals varyingfrom 100 to 178 baboons were assayed for salmonellosis, shigel-losis, tuberculosis, brucellosis and leptospirosis. It is conjecturedthat with Kruger National Park baboons, the abovementionedpathogens are not expected to complicate handling proceduresor experimentation, provided a clean or pathogen-free environment is maintained from the day of capture onwards.


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