Genotyping and comparative pathology of Spirocerca in black-backed jackals (Canis mesomelas) in South Africa

@inproceedings{Bumby2017GenotypingAC,
  title={Genotyping and comparative pathology of Spirocerca in black-backed jackals (Canis mesomelas) in South Africa},
  author={M. M. Bumby and M. H. C. Williams and Johan C. A. Steyl and Robert F. Harrison-White and Heike Lutermann and Geoffrey T Fosgate and Pamela J de Waal and Janishtha R Mitha and Sarah Jane Clift},
  booktitle={BMC veterinary research},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND The pathology of spirocercosis, a disease caused by the infestation of carnivores with the nematode Spirocerca lupi, has been extensively described in domestic dogs and coyotes. However, it has not been described in wild carnivores in South Africa. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether black-backed jackals are a host for Spirocerca species and to provide a detailed description of the associated pathology. Jackals were also stratified according to age and the Spirocerca… CONTINUE READING

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The pathology of spirocercosis , a disease caused by the infestation of carnivores with the nematode Spirocerca lupi , has been extensively described in domestic dogs and coyotes .
The pathology of spirocercosis , a disease caused by the infestation of carnivores with the nematode Spirocerca lupi , has been extensively described in domestic dogs and coyotes .
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