Short Communication

A note on endoparasites of wild ostriches (Struthio camelus) in the Mokolodi Nature Reserve, Gaborone, Botswana : short communication

E.Z. Mushi, M.G. Binta, R.G. Chabo, P.A.S. Toto
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association | Vol 74, No 1 | a494 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/jsava.v74i1.494 | © 2003 E.Z. Mushi, M.G. Binta, R.G. Chabo, P.A.S. Toto | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 25 June 2003 | Published: 25 June 2003

About the author(s)

E.Z. Mushi,
M.G. Binta,
R.G. Chabo,
P.A.S. Toto,

Full Text:

PDF (131KB)

Share this article

Bookmark and Share

Abstract

A study was undertaken to investigate the prevalence of endoparasites of wild ostriches at Mokolodi Nature Reserve, Gaborone, over a 7-month period. Large numbers of strongyle eggs were recovered from faecal material in April and September and a decline in the strongyle egg counts was evident during June and July. Noteworthy was the absence of helminth eggs in faecal samples collected from chicks and coccidia oocysts from any of the ostriches.

Keywords

Botswana; Endoparasites; Nature Reserve; Wild Ostriches

Metrics

Total abstract views: 1935
Total article views: 2552


Crossref Citations

No related citations found.