Helminths of saiga antelope in Kazakhstan: implications for conservation and livestock production.

@article{Morgan2005HelminthsOS,
  title={Helminths of saiga antelope in Kazakhstan: implications for conservation and livestock production.},
  author={Eric R Morgan and Blok S Shaikenov and Paul Robert Torgerson and Graham F Medley and Eleanor J Milner-Gulland},
  journal={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  year={2005},
  volume={41 1},
  pages={149-62}
}
Saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica) graze extensively on livestock pasture, potentially enabling transmission of a wide range of parasitic helminths between saigas and domestic ruminants. Thirty-six of the 38 species of helminth that have been found in saigas in Kazakhstan in the past have been found also in domestic livestock. We examined 133 saigas culled for meat in autumn 1997, and found three species of cestode and 12 nematodes (nine in the abomasum), but no trematodes or lungworms. The most… CONTINUE READING