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Helminth and arthropod parasites of Angora goats on irrigated Kikuyu grass pastures in the eastern Cape Province.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2286996     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Angora goat kids and yearlings grazing irrigated Kikuyu (Pennisetum clandestinum) grass pastures in the eastern Cape Province, became heavily infected with Teladorsagia circumcincta and Trichostrongylus rugatus, leading to high mortality in both age groups. Peak burdens of the former were recorded during March and May, and of the latter during May and June. Larger numbers of the cestode Moniezia expanza, occurred in the kids than in the yearlings. Despite the stress of high helminth burdens, no clinical cases of coccidiosis were seen. Both groups of goats were infested with small numbers of immature stages of the tortoise tick, Amblyomma marmoreum, and the yellow dog tick, Haemaphysalis leachi. Infestation with the biting louse, Damalinia limbata, occurred within 2 d of birth, but never reached very large numbers. Larvae of the nasal botfly, Oestrus ovis, were present only from January to July.
B H Fivaz; I G Horak; E J Williams
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the South African Veterinary Association     Volume:  61     ISSN:  1019-9128     ISO Abbreviation:  J S Afr Vet Assoc     Publication Date:  1990 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-03-27     Completed Date:  1991-03-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503122     Medline TA:  J S Afr Vet Assoc     Country:  SOUTH AFRICA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  112-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Zoology and Entomology, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, Republic of South Africa.
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MeSH Terms
Coccidia / isolation & purification
Feces / parasitology
Goats / parasitology*
Nematoda / isolation & purification
Parasite Egg Count / veterinary
South Africa

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