The Isolation Of Babesia Species From Wild Animals

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1964
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DENNIG H. K.
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An investigation of disease in Grevy's zebra (Equus grevyi) showed that the condition was babesiosis. The animals were recently captured and four out of 14 were already dead at the time of the visit. Blood smears demonstrated that all the remaining animals were infected with parasites like Babesia (Nuttallia) equi. In two zebra that were seriously ill 15 % and 21 % of erythrocytes were parasitism. The owner of the zebra and another trapper from Uganda estimated that they lost 20-25 % of all their zebra catch from this disease, usually in the first 2-3 weeks after capture.
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Parasitology