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- Oosthuizen, Marinda C., et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Veterinary parasitology 2013 v.191 no.1-2 pp. 132-137
- Babesia; Syncerus caffer; Theileria mutans; Theileria parva; buffaloes; cattle; diagnostic techniques; disease reservoirs; gene targeting; genes; hybridization; mixed infection; nucleotide sequences; polymerase chain reaction; ribosomal RNA; South Africa
- ... The African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) is a natural reservoir host for both pathogenic and non-pathogenic Theileria species. These often occur naturally as mixed infections in buffalo. Although the benign and mildly pathogenic forms do not have any significant economic importance, their presence could complicate the interpretation of diagnostic test results aimed at the specific diagnosis of the pa ...