Gaothlele Thobokwe

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A panel of rabies virus isolates (RABV) endemic within Botswana between 1988 and 1992 have been typed by anti-nucleocapsid monoclonal antibodies (MAb) into two dominant groups. The first associated with the domestic dog (Canis familiaris) and the second associated with a range of wildlife species. Using nucleoprotein coding sequence data, we have applied(More)
AIMS To assess the sensitivity and specificity of a bulk tank milk (BTM) antibody enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) to detect likely infection of a dairy herd with bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV). The ELISA was subsequently used to estimate the prevalence of likely infected herds in parts of the North Island of New Zealand. METHODS BTM samples(More)
doi:10.4102/ojvr.v81i2.728 Authors: Christopher J. Kasanga1 Rahana Dwarka2 Gaothlele Thobokwe3 Jemma Wadsworth4 Nick J. Knowles4 Misheck Mulumba5 Ezekia Ranga6 Jimis Deve11 Cornelius Mundia10 Patrick Chikungwa8 Laureta Joao9 Raphael Sallu7 Mmeta Yongolo7 Philemon N. Wambura1 Mark M. Rweyemamu1 Donald P. King4 Affiliations: 1Southern(More)
AIM To estimate the distribution and causes of abortion in dairy herds across New Zealand during the 2001/2002 breeding season. METHODS A questionnaire survey was sent to all veterinary practices that employed members of the New Zealand Veterinary Association. Veterinarians were requested to record the numbers of dairy herds serviced by their practice in(More)
A serological survey was conducted in apparently healthy, unvaccinated indigenous Tswana goats and sheep in Kasane, Maun and Shakawe districts in northwestern Botswana in order to determine in these animals, the levels of exposure to the South African Territories (SAT) serotypes: SAT 1, SAT 2 and SAT 3 of foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV). A total of 250,(More)
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