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An experiment was carried out to determine the concentrations of the trypanocidal drug isometamidium chloride in the sera of cattle maintained under a chemoprophylactic regimen at Rekomitjie, Zimbabwe, an area of high tsetse challenge in the Zimbabwe valley. In February 1993, 24 cattle at this site were treated intramuscularly with isometamidium chloride at(More)
Cowdriosis, caused by Cowdria ruminantium, is transmitted by Amblyomma ticks, which are widely distributed in Zimbabwe. To assess the distribution of this disease in Zimbabwe, cattle either exposed to Amblyomma ticks or maintained in areas free from these ticks were tested for antibodies to Cowdria. A total of 324 sera were tested using competitive ELISA(More)
This study aimed at examining the epidemiological features of rabies in humans in Zimbabwe. The data were taken from internal reports of the department of veterinary technical services at Harare covering the period 1st January 1992-31st December 2003 inclusive. Positive cases were examined in relation to age and sex of the victim, animal vector involved,(More)
To assess the epidemiological features of wildlife rabies in Zimbabwe, a retrospective study covering a period of 12 years (1992–2003) was conducted using rabies records of the Central Veterinary Laboratories (CVL), Department of Veterinary Technical Services at Harare. Records of monthly and annual wildlife rabies were perused with regard to total samples(More)
A total of 93 Bos taurus cattle was used in pen trials to compare vaccine stocks of Anaplasma centrale from South Africa and Australia (which stock came from South Africa in 1934) in protecting against three virulent field isolates from clinical Anaplasma marginale infections. In addition, field observations were made on the use of a vaccine, prepared from(More)
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