Identification of novel Babesia and Theileria species in South African giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis, Linnaeus, 1758) and roan antelope (Hippotragus equinus, Desmarest 1804).

@article{Oosthuizen2009IdentificationON,
  title={Identification of novel Babesia and Theileria species in South African giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis, Linnaeus, 1758) and roan antelope (Hippotragus equinus, Desmarest 1804).},
  author={Marinda C. Oosthuizen and Basil Alwyn Allsopp and Milana Troskie and Nicola Elaine Collins and Barend L Penzhorn},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={2009},
  volume={163 1-2},
  pages={
          39-46
        }
}
Blood specimens were received from five cases in which young adult giraffe, from different geographic origins in South Africa, showed sudden onset of disease and subsequently died. Additional specimens from two translocated giraffe, as well as one specimen from a roan antelope, were also included in the study. Blood slides from some of these animals showed the presence of piroplasms. DNA was extracted; the V4 hypervariable region of the 18S rRNA gene amplified and analyzed using the Reverse… CONTINUE READING
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