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- Oosthuizen, Marinda C., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Journal of wildlife diseases 2008 v.44 no.4 pp. 1032-1035
- Diceros bicornis; ticks; DNA primers; cattle; polymerase chain reaction; disease prevention; Theileria; disease transmission; protozoal infections; Babesia; disease diagnosis; Namibia
- ... Babesiosis is a potentially fatal disease in black rhinoceroses. Blood specimens collected from black rhinoceroses from Etosha National Park (n = 29) and Damaraland (n = 22), Namibia, were subjected to polymerase chain reaction using Theileria and Babesia genus-specific primers and reverse line blot, with negative results. The animals were sparsely infested with ticks. In the absence of suitable p ...