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host-parasite list updating of ciliates and fermentation in the digestive tract of wild miscellaneous herbivores in south africa (rsa).this article is dedicated to the author, burk dehority, who became very ill with cancer. fortunately he confirmed or corrected all identifications on ciliates in this article. this paper was 80% finished when he became ill. he unfortunately passed away in february 2016.201728609902
the first report of anaplasma phagocytophilum and a novel theileria spp. co-infection in a south african giraffe.organisms of the genera anaplasma and theileria are important intracellular bacteria and parasites that cause various tick-borne diseases, threatening the health of numerous animals as well as human beings. in the present study, a 12-month-old male wild south african giraffe (giraffa camelopardalis giraffa) originating from south africa, and living in zhengzhou zoo (located in the urban district of zhengzhou in the provincial capital of henan), suddenly developed an unknown fatal disease and die ...201627109775
helminths in a giraffe (giraffa camelopardalis xgiraffa) from a zoo in spain.a pregnant female cape giraffe (giraffa camelopardalis giraffa) died from an unknown cause in the aitana zoo, alicante, spain. neither clinical signs nor macroscopic lesions were observed at necropsy. the alimentary tract was removed and examined for parasites. a total of 2 724 nematodes were found, including camelostrongylus mentulatus, trichostrongylus axei, ostertagia ostertagi, teladorsagia circumcincta, teladorsagia trifurcata, marshallagia marshalli, trichostrongylus vitrinus, trichostrong ...200415373337
monodontella giraffae infection in wild-caught southern giraffes (giraffa camelopardalis giraffa).postmortem examination of seven wild-caught southern giraffes (giraffa camelopardalis giraffa) from namibia demonstrated focal discoloration, biliary thickening, and peribiliary fibrosis affecting mainly the left liver lobe. the giraffes were infected with monodontella giraffae, previously associated with lethal infections in captive okapis (okapia johnstoni) and giraffes. contrary to this, all seven giraffes investigated in the present study were clinically healthy. based on these findings, it ...200919901403
a new host record of camelostrongylus mentulatus (nematoda; trichostrongyloidea) from abomasum of a giraffe at a zoo in japan.camelostrongylus mentulatus (railliet et henry, 1909) orloff, 1933 (nematoda; trichostrongyloidea) was found from the abomasum of a three-year-old female cape giraffe, giraffa camelopardalis giraffa, born and died in a zoo park in yamaguchi prefecture, japan. this is the new host record from giraffidae and geographical distribution of c. mentulatus. present case of c. mentulatus might be infected from other ruminants, e.g., camels, antelopes and goats, kept at a same paddock in the zoo. risk of ...19968996706
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